SLAs for Energy-Efficient Data Centres: The Standards-Based Approach of the OPTIMIS Project
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- Ziegler W. (2012) SLAs for Energy-Efficient Data Centres: The Standards-Based Approach of the OPTIMIS Project. In: Huusko J., de Meer H., Klingert S., Somov A. (eds) Energy Efficient Data Centers. E2DC 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7396. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
In current Cloud environments customers aiming to select a provider that offers energy efficient infrastructure usually depend on believing in the providers’ publicity. In general they have little chances to alter the standard contract the big providers are offering. Smaller providers might offer the possibility to include energy efficiency as a clause in their paper framework contract. However, so far there is no way to dynamically create a Service Level Agreement with a provider that includes a certain level of energy efficiency the provider guarantees. The European project OPTIMIS is focussing on optimisation of cloud infrastructure services meeting demands from service providers. Besides a number of other parameters like trust, risk, cost, data protection this also includes aspects of energy efficiency. We describe the standards-based approach of OPTIMIS for negotiating and creating Service Level Agreements between service providers and infrastructure providers regarding energy efficiency of a data centre.
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