Evaluating a Cloud Federation Ecosystem to Reduce Carbon Footprint by Moving Computational Resources

TitleEvaluating a Cloud Federation Ecosystem to Reduce Carbon Footprint by Moving Computational Resources
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2015
AuthorsGiacobbe, M., A. Celesti, M. Fazio, M. Villari, and A. Puliafito
Conference Name20th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communication (ISCC 2015) - IEEE International Workshop on Distributed Mobile Systems & Services (DMSS 2015)
Pagination99 - 104
Date PublishedJuly
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Conference LocationLarnaca, Cyprus
ISBN     9781467371940
Abstract

Cloud federation is an emerging topic towards new dynamic scenarios in smart ecosystems, where new more flexible energy management strategies are needed than the traditional, in order to optimize mobility and energy efficiency. In this paper we focus both on cloud federation and energy efficiency to enforce a dynamic energy management strategy for the whole ecosystem, in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. More specifically, starting from our two-step approach, we evaluate a cloud federation ecosystem by moving computational resources among federated cloud DCs in order to maintain, for a forecast period, the related workload at the best Green Destination (GD) powered by renewable energy sources. To this end we present and discuss two simulated scenarios, and their experimental results, thus to proving the goodness of our approach. Moreover, an energy comparison between the transfer and the maintenance phases for the computational workload is made.

URLhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=7405500
DOI10.1109/ISCC.2015.7405500