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An investigation into the use of solar power in cloud computing environment

Ogunshile, Emmanuel K A

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Donald Ferguson
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Víctor Méndez Muñoz
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Jorge Cardoso
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Markus Helfert
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Claus Pahl
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Abstract

Cisco predict that by 2019, 86% of computing workloads will be carried out within a cloud computing environment. This is leading to the dramatically increasing need for data centre expansion which in turn is consuming more and more of the world’s natural resources to generate the electricity needed to power them. This paper uses a fictitious electronics recycling company called Compucycle to investigate the feasibility and cost of integrating solar power generation into Compucycle’s IT Infrastructure compared to completely outsourcing it to a cloud service provider. It was discovered that a complete solar power solution was not feasible due to the excessive costs it brought to the business. It was then decided that two out of four proposed solutions in this paper were a good fit for the business. The first being a hybrid power solution where a small portion of power is derived from the grid along with solar power generation. The second being the outsourced option. The third and fourth solutions were disregarded due to the fact that one was completely unfeasible and the other went against what Compucycle wanted to achieve.

Start Date Apr 24, 2017
Publication Date Jun 2, 2017
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 1
Pages 755-766
Book Title Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science
ISBN 9789897582431
Institution Citation Ogunshile, E. K. A. (2017). An investigation into the use of solar power in cloud computing environment. In V. Méndez Muñoz, J. Cardoso, M. Helfert, C. Pahl, & D. Ferguson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, 755-766. Scitepress. https://doi.org/10.5220/0006380107550766
DOI https://doi.org/10.5220/0006380107550766
Keywords cloud computing, solar power, virtualisation
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.5220/0006380107550766
Related Public URLs http://closer.scitevents.org/
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - CLOSER 2017

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