Proceedings of the 2014 conference ICT for Sustainability

Sustainable choices for cloud applications: a focus on CO2 emissions

Authors
Cinzia Cappiello, Paco Melià, Barbara Pernici, Pierluigi Plebani, Monica Vitali
Corresponding Author
Cinzia Cappiello
Available Online August 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-14.2014.43How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Cloud applications, CO2 emissions, energy mix,
Abstract
The widespread adoption of cloud computing is having a big impact on the environment since the energy consumption of data centers and the resulting emissions are significantly increasing. Researchers and practitioners in this field are looking for methods to improve the energy efficiency of data centers and increase the use of green energy sources. In fact, besides the energy consumption, the greenness of a data center can be characterized by the quantity of CO2 emissions associated with the use of electricity (from a specific energy mix) and/or fuels (e.g., for heating or cooling). In this paper, we propose an approach in which environmental impacts are considered as an important factor for the selection of the cloud site for the deployment of applications. In detail, considering a user perspective and focusing on the assessment of energy consumption and CO2 emissions, this paper proposes a method to support the users towards greener choices in the deployment of cloud applications.
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Proceedings
ICT for Sustainability 2014 (ICT4S-14)
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
August 2014
ISBN
978-94-62520-22-6
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-14.2014.43How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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