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ABSTRACT
Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is one of the most challenging research topics in ICT because of people's overwhelming use of electronic devices. Current solutions focus mainly on efficient power consumption at the micro level; few consider large-scale energy-management strategies. The low-carbon, nationwide GreenStar Network in Canada uses network and server virtualization techniques to migrate data center services among network nodes according to renewable energy availability. The network deploys a "follow the sun, follow the wind" optimization policy as a virtual infrastructure-management technique.
INDEX TERMS
virtualisation, cloud computing, environmental factors, optimisation, virtual infrastructure-management technique, zero-carbon network, cloud computing, network virtualization, greenhouse gas emission, GHG emission, ICT, electronic device, power consumption, large-scale energy-management, GreenStar network, server virtualization technique, data center service, renewable energy, optimization policy, Green products, Renewable energy resources, Energy efficiency, Carbon dioxide, Servers, Computer architecture, Cloud computing, Virtual environments, cloud computing, Green products, Renewable energy resources, Energy efficiency, Carbon dioxide, Servers, Computer architecture, Cloud computing, Virtual environments, network virtualization, GreenStar Network, zero-carbon network, green ICT
CITATION
M. Cheriet, Kim-Khoa Nguyen, Bill St. Arnaud, M. Lemay, "Toward a Zero-Carbon Network: Converging Cloud Computing and Network Virtualization", IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 16, no. , pp. 51-59, Nov.-Dec. 2012, doi:10.1109/MIC.2011.128
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