Green cloud computing: Site selection of data centers
Security, Trust, and Regulatory Aspects of Cloud Computing in Business Environments
This chapter considers the data center site selection problem in cloud computing with extensive reviews on site selection decision models. The factors considered in the site selection include economic, environmental, and social issues. After discussing the environmental impact of data centers and its social implications, the authors present a nonlinear multiple criteria decision-making model with green computing criteria and solve the problem by using a variable neighborhood search heuristic. The proposed model and solution methodology can be applied to other site selection problems to address the environmental awareness, and the results illustrate both the robustness and attractiveness of this solution approach.
Wang, Haibo and Huo, Da, "Green cloud computing: Site selection of data centers" (2014). Business Faculty Publications. 80.