EH-GC: An efficient and secure architecture of energy harvesting green cloud infrastructure

Saurabh Singh, Pradip Kumar Sharma, Seo Yeon Moon, Jong Hyuk Park*

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Nowadays, the high power consumption of data centers is the biggest challenge to making cloud computing greener. Many researchers are still seeking effective solutions to reduce or harvest the energy produced at data centers. To address this challenge, we propose a green cloud infrastructure which provides security and efficiency based on energy harvesting (EH-GC). The EH-GC is basically focused on harvesting the heat energy produced by data centers in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) infrastructure. A pyroelectric material is used to generate the electric current from heat using the Olsen cycle. In order to achieve efficient green cloud computing, the architecture utilizes a genetic algorithm for proper virtual machine allocation, taking into consideration less Service Level Agreement (SLA) violations. The architecture utilizes Multivariate Correlation Analysis (MCA) correlation analysis based on a triangular map area generation to detect Denial of Service (DoS) attacks in the data center layer of the IaaS. Finally, the experimental analysis is explained based on the energy parameter, which proves that our model is efficient and secure, and that it efficiently reuses the energy emitted from the data center.

Original languageEnglish
Article number673
Number of pages18
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Issue number4
Early online date24 Apr 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Bibliographical note

Acknowledgments: This research was supported by the MSIP (Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning), Korea, under the ITRC (Information Technology Research Center) support program (IITP-2017-2014-0-00720) supervised by the IITP (Institute for Information & communications Technology Promotion).


  • Energy harvesting
  • Green cloud computing
  • Olsen cycle
  • Pyroelectric


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