Implementation of Server virtualization to Build Energy Efficient Data Centers

  • Mueen Uddin Kulliah of Information Communication Technology, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Asadullah Shah Kulliah of Information Communication Technology, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Adamu Abubakar Kulliah of Information Communication Technology, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Imran Adeleke Department of Computer Science, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education

Abstract

The rapid growth in the size and capacity of data centers driven by a continual rise in the number of servers and other IT equipment is causing an exponential increase in the demand for power. All data centers are plagued by the operational presence of thousands of servers as major components. These servers consume a huge amount of power while performing little in terms of useful work. In an average server environment, 30% of servers are “zombies”- they merely consume power while having a utilization ratio of only 5 to 10 %. Server virtualization contributes to this problem by offering an opportunity to consolidate multiple underutilized volume servers into a single physical server, thereby reducing the physical and environmental footprint of data centers. This paper suggests implementing “server virtualization” to achieve energy efficient data centers. The proposed technique increases the utilization ratio of underutilized servers up to 50%, saving a huge amount of power and at the same time reducing the emission of greenhouse gases.

Author Biography

Mueen Uddin, Kulliah of Information Communication Technology, International Islamic University Malaysia
Mueen Uddin has got PhD from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia UTM in 2012. HE is currently working as Senior Lecturer in faculty of Computing & Technology at Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation. Dr. Mueen has BS & MS in Computer Science from Isra University Pakistan with specialty in Information networks. Mr. Mueen has published over 22 international journals papers with cumulative Impact Factor over 9. He has also presented various research papers in international Conferences.
Published
2014-05-15
How to Cite
UDDIN, Mueen et al. Implementation of Server virtualization to Build Energy Efficient Data Centers. Journal of Power Technologies, [S.l.], v. 94, n. 2, p. 85--94, may 2014. ISSN 2083-4195. Available at: <https://papers.itc.pw.edu.pl/index.php/JPT/article/view/362>. Date accessed: 29 july 2021.
Section
Interdisciplinary

Keywords

Server Virtualization; Consolidation; Energy efficiency; Energy efficient data centers; Global warming.

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