Postprint version. Published in IT Professional, Volume 15, Issue 2, April 1, 2013, pages 15-21.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Laura Hosman was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/MITP.2011.116.
In the developing world, reliable and affordable electricity isn’t always available, presenting challenges for the Western “bigger is better” datacenter model. A small-scale, cloud computing datacenter, however, could leverage recent technological breakthroughs to instead rely on solar energy.
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