Assessment of the environmental impact of applications in federated clouds

by Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy and Usman Wajid, University of Manchester, UK


While in recent work the energy efficiency of cloud platforms has been emphasized and many approaches have been proposed to reduce the energy consumption in data centres, the evaluation of the environmental impact of applications running in cloud environments is still a research issue, as well as possible techniques to lower their environmental footprint. In the paper the approach taken in the ECO2Clouds project towards assessment of environmental impact of applications and the evaluation of its potential reduction based on adaptive services is illustrated and discussed, including in the discussion the evaluation of alternative possible uses of eco-metrics towards reducing the environmental impact of applications.


Environmental Impact of Applications, Federated Clouds, Adaptive Services, Eco-metrics


SmartGreens 2014, Barcelona, April 2014


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  • ATOS SPAIN SA - E (coordinator)
  • University of Manchester - UK.
  • University of Edinburgh - UK
  • Universität Stuttgart - D
  • Politecnico di Milano - I
  • INRIA - F