Chapter 8

Achieving the Green Theme Through the Use of Traffic Characteristics in Data Centers

Kiran Voderhobli    Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK

Abstract

The phrase “sustainable computing” covers multiple areas of Green ICT, including architectures, infrastructure, software, hardware and computing processes. Creating a sustainable computing environment requires optimizing the above areas to adopt the “green” theme. Today’s network infrastructures give sustainability a serious consideration and reducing energy consumption is usually one of the deployment policies. Bringing down the carbon foot-print of computing, needs changes to the way IT is deployed, and this is not just in terms of design decisions. There is more to sustainability ...

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