publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Sustainable Cloud Data Centers: A survey of enabling techniques and technologies

  • Published: 01 Sep 2016
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Cloud computing services have gained tremendous popularity and widespread adoption due to their flexible and on-demand nature. Cloud computing services are hosted in Cloud Data Centers (CDC) that deploy thousands of computation, storage, and communication devices leading to high energy utilization and carbon emissions. Renewable energy resources replace fossil fuels based grid energy to effectively reduce carbon emissions of CDCs. Moreover, waste heat generated from electronic components can be utilized in absorption based cooling systems to offset cooling costs of data centers. However, data centers need to be located at ideal geographical locations to reap ben...
free text keywords: Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
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