Journal of Grid Computing

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 299–325 | Cite as

Energy Efficient Cloud Service Provisioning: Keeping Data Center Granularity in Perspective

  • Leila Sharifi
  • Llorenç Cerdà-Alabern
  • Felix Freitag
  • Luís Veiga


The cost of power and its associated delivery are becoming significant factors in the total expenditure of large-scale data centers. Numerous techniques have been proposed to address the energy efficiency issue in cloud systems. Recently, some efforts have been made to decentralize the cloud via distributing data centers in diverse geographical positions, at different scales. In this paper, we elaborate on the energy effectiveness of service provisioning on different cloud architectures, from a mega-data center to a nano data center, which provides the extreme decentralization in terms of cloud architecture, as well as P2P-clouds or community network clouds. We study the energy consumption through an analytical and simulation framework for video streaming and MapReduce applications.


Energy effectiveness Cloud architecture Data center granularity Virtual data center P2P-cloud 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leila Sharifi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Llorenç Cerdà-Alabern
    • 2
  • Felix Freitag
    • 2
  • Luís Veiga
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Superior Técnico / INESC-ID Lisboa, Universidade de LisboaLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.Computer Architecture DepartmentUniversitat Politecnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

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