Title: Validation of green IT framework for implementing energy efficient green data centres: a case study

Authors: Mueen Uddin; Azizah Abdul Rahman

Addresses: Faculty of Computing, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Systems, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia ' Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Systems, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia

Abstract: The research highlighted in this paper is based on the results obtained from a case study performed in different tier level data centres in Pakistan to test the validity, reliability and credibility of proposed green IT framework for implementing green energy efficient data centres. The results clearly indicate that proposed framework is valid, flexible and easy to implement at any tier level data centre. It considers all issues related to green data centres and helps data centre managers to implement proposed framework, to save power consumption and reduce the emission of greenhouse gases to lower the effects of global warming. The framework uses latest energy saving techniques like virtualisation, cloud computing and green metrics to achieve greener data centres.

Keywords: green information technology; green IT framework; green data centres; global warming; energy efficiency; Pakistan; power consumption; GHG emissions; greenhouse gases; energy saving; virtualisation; cloud computing; green metrics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGE.2012.051499

International Journal of Green Economics, 2012 Vol.6 No.4, pp.357 - 374

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 19 Jan 2013 *

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