Τεχνοοικονομική αξιολόγηση βελτιστοποιήσεων ενεργειακής κατανάλωσης σε κέντρα αποθήκευσης δεδομένων
Techno-economic evaluation of energy consumption optimization solutions in data centers
Μπούσιος, Ανδρέας Β.
SubjectInformation storage and retrieval systems ; Συστήματα αποθήκευσης και ανάκτησης πληροφοριών ; Βάσεις δεδομένων -- Διαχείριση ; Database management
The purpose of this particular thesis is to indicate the basic amendments that have to be introduced in a Data Center, so that energy consumption is reduced while its operation is lined up with the relative international standards and requirements for "Green Computing". The components of a contemporary Data Center where improvements or optimization actions are necessary, include the supporting mechanical equipment as well as the IT equipment and software systems. Therefore, in this thesis our proposed actions focus on the elements whose energy consumption not only increases the operational cost of the Data Center, but also yields substantial percentages of carbon dioxide emissions. More specifically, the optimization solutions for Data Center on (a) the energy distribution system, (b) the air conditioning system and (c) the Virtualization technology are examined. The study performed in any of these sectors includes not only a theoretical analysis, but also a relative case study so that a techno-economic assessment is also achieved by using a set of corresponding tools.