Sustainable cloud computing

DOMDOUZIS, Konstantinos (2015). Sustainable cloud computing. In: DASTBAZ, Mohammad, PATTINSON, Colin and AKHGAR, Babak, (eds.) Green information technology: a sustainable approach. Waltham, MA, Morgan Kaufmann, 95-110.

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Abstract

Sustainability is an important subject that is part of worldwide policy agendas for economic, social, and environmental transformation. Solutions, especially for environmental issues, must be found and necessary measures be taken to address them. Cloud computing is a new technology that has been developed in order to provide a new era of applications, which will allow more efficient use of computing power. In this chapter, a thorough introduction to cloud computing is realized with emphasis on its advantages for environmental sustainability. A list of challenges in relation to the use of the technology as green technology is presented, and the reasons for using cloud computing for sustainability are explained. Finally, a detailed list of the applications of cloud computing focusing on social, business, and environmental sustainability are listed, and a number of conclusions are provided.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Depositing User: Konstantinos Domdouzis
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2017 12:14
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2017 12:14
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/16068

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