Cloud Sustainability Dashboard, Dynamically Assessing Sustainability of Data Centers and Clouds
Bash, Cullen; Cader, Tahir; Chen, Yuan; Gmach, Daniel; Kaufman, Richard; Milojicic, Dejan; Shah, Amip; Sharma, Puneet
Keyword(s): Sustainability; Clouds; monitoring; and modeling
Abstract: Quantifying and understanding the sustainability impact of large scale systems is becoming more and more critical. We present a Sustainability Dashboard that models and assesses the overall sustainability of Data Centers and Clouds. The dashboard provides a comprehensive view of IT infrastructure and services with respect to economic, ecological, and social aspects based upon an evaluation of multiple resources: servers, storage, networking, power and cooling, IT support, water, carbon, etc. A prototype is deployed and currently running on the Open Cirrus Cloud computing testbed.
External Posting Date: September 6, 2011 [Fulltext]. Approved for External Publication
Internal Posting Date: September 6, 2011 [Fulltext]