Date Added: Apr 2014
All over the world, cloud computing provides utility-oriented IT services to users. It enables hosting of pervasive applications from consumer, scientific, and business domains. It is considered as an innovative and challenging technology that promises to modify the way IT and storage resources will be accessed in the future. However, data centers contribute to high operational costs and electrical energy will be consumed in enormous amounts. There are unique challenges within the domain of energy-awareness challenges, which have been addressed more so recently, than in other domains.