Date Added: Sep 2011
Quantifying and understanding the sustainability impact of large scale systems is becoming more and more critical. The authors present a Sustainability Dashboard that models and assesses the overall sustainability of Data Centers and Clouds. The dashboard provides a comprehensive view of IT infrastructure and services with respect to economic, ecological, and social aspects based upon an evaluation of multiple resources: servers, storage, networking, power and cooling, IT support, water, carbon, etc. A prototype is deployed and currently running on the Open Cirrus Cloud computing testbed.