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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
HP Laboratories


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.

6 Pages

External Posting Date: September 6, 2011 [Fulltext]. Approved for External Publication
Internal Posting Date: September 6, 2011 [Fulltext]

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