A Study on Green Cloud Computing and Technologies
Keywords:cloud computing; Green cloud computing; resource management; energy efficiency; virtualization; datacenter; QoS
Now a day’s data processing power goes hotfoot, therefore we have “Cloud Computing” concept to fulfill
this need but some of the harmful gases and chemicals are released contributing to high operational costs and carbon
footprints to the environment due to the use of high performance cloud servers for advance computations. A huge
amount of power consumptions of datacenters has become a key issue. This key issue leads to one of the contemporary
and conspicuous research field “Green Computing”, where many researchers are analyzing on providing the
productive way to use energy in efficient manner. Green cloud computing is the concept that can not only save energy
but also reduce operational cost by using power aware scheduling techniques and minimal virtual machine designs etc.
This paper will help the researchers and administrators to have a clear understanding of benefits of green cloud
computing. It also discusses the techniques of green cloud computing.