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Energy-Aware Data Centre Management

Peoples, Cathryn, Parr, Gerard and McClean, Sally (2011) Energy-Aware Data Centre Management. In: National Conference on Communications, Bangalore, India. IEEE. 5 pp. [Conference contribution]

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DOI: 10.1109/NCC.2011.5734700


Cloud computing is one way in which communications within and between data centres can be optimised by using resources which are physically close to the client, are exposed to lower electricity costs, contribute a smaller carbon footprint or have residual resources sufficient to fulfil Quality of Service requirements. Optimisation of activity involving data centres is a next generation network management objective due to continued growth in the number of plants and volume of operations within, factors which contribute to environmental concerns associated with energy consumption and carbon emissions from data centre facilities when renewable energy resources are not used. In this paper, we present an algorithmic mechanism developed to automate selection of a data centre in response to application requests, the Data Centre (DC) Energy-Efficient Context-Aware Broker (e-CAB). Through integration of the DCe-CAB in a case study scenario, operational improvement through reduction of carbon emission and balancing of other performance-related attributes including delay and financial cost is achieved, validating the DCe-CAB’s positive impact.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:Autonomy, context-awareness, data centre, quality of service, green networking, policy-based management
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Information Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Information and Communication Engineering
ID Code:21147
Deposited By: Dr Cathryn Peoples
Deposited On:05 Mar 2012 15:57
Last Modified:09 Dec 2015 11:02

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