A descriptive study towards green computing practice application for data centers in IT based industries

Bokolo, Anthony Jnr and Mazlina, Abdul Majid and Awanis, Romli (2018) A descriptive study towards green computing practice application for data centers in IT based industries. In: MATEC Web of Conferences: Malaysia Technical Universities Conference on Engineering and Technology (MUCET 2017) , 6-7 December 2017 , Penang, Malaysia. pp. 1-8., 150 (05048). ISSN 2261-236X

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The progressive upsurge in demand for processing and computing power has led to a subsequent upsurge in data center carbon emissions, cost incurred, unethical waste management, depletion of natural resources and high energy utilization. This raises the issue of the sustainability attainment in data centers of Information Technology (IT) based industries. Green computing practice can be applied to facilitate sustainability attainment as IT based industries utilizes data centers to provide services to staffs, practitioners and end users. But it is a known fact that enterprise servers utilize huge quantity of energy and incur other expenditures in cooling operations and it is difficult to address the needs of accuracy and efficiency in data centers while yet encouraging a greener application practice alongside cost reduction. Thus this research study focus on the practice application of Green computing in data centers which houses servers and as such presents the Green computing life cycle strategies and best practices to be practiced for better management in data centers in IT based industries. Data was collected through questionnaire from 133 respondents in industries that currently operate their in-house data centers. The analysed data was used to verify the Green computing life cycle strategies presented in this study. Findings from the data shows that each of the life cycles strategies is significant in assisting IT based industries apply Green computing practices in their data centers. This study would be of interest to knowledge and data management practitioners as well as environmental manager and academicians in deploying Green data centers in their organizations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Carbon emissions; Computing power; Green data centers
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Computer System And Software Engineering
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: Mrs Norsaini Abdul Samat
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2020 03:03
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2020 03:03
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/29823
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