Towards a Greener Future: Sustainable IT Development and Greening IT

 
 
International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT)
 
© 2018 by IJBTT Journal
Volume - 8 Issue - 2                          
Year of Publication : 2018
Authors : Nishanth M Hegde, Uday Hegde, Sachin T Bhagwat, Nalina V
  10.14445/22490183/IJBTT-V8I2P605

Nishanth M Hegde, Uday Hegde, Sachin T Bhagwat, Nalina V "Towards a Greener Future: Sustainable IT Development and Greening IT", International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT), V8(2): 21-26 April - June 2018, Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Abstract

Information Technology has become one of the most important sources for carbon emission and greenhouse effect. The smartphone industry is one of the most rapidly growing industry with new features being rolled out every day. There is a rapid enhancement in technology and the way mobile phones handle various features and communication. As a result, users continuously upgrade their smartphones to avoid being outdated. This has increased the amount of e-waste as well as the radiations being emitted by the smartphones. On the other hand, an increase in the number of smartphone users has resulted in an increase of data as well as the need to increase the speed of the computation. As a result, cloud computing was introduced which made use of a number of servers deployed in data centres. But the increase of data centre facilities has also resulted in increase of energy consumption and green-house gases which needs to be addressed. In this paper, we discuss a few important methods which can be implemented to green the existing IT infrastructure which include wireless sensor networks for green smartphones, greening of smartphones and greening of cloud services.

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Keywords
CUE : Carbon Usage Effectiveness, IaaS : Infrastructure as a Service, MPS :Mobile Phone Sensing, SaaS : Software as a Service, PaaS : Platform as a Service