5th International ICST Conference on Communications and Networking in China

Research Article

Green virtual networks for cloud computing

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/chinacom.2010.131,
        author={Ruay-Shiung Chang and Chia-Ming Wu},
        title={Green virtual networks for cloud computing},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Communications and Networking in China},
        keywords={cloud computing virtual network virtual router energy aware routing},
  • Ruay-Shiung Chang
    Chia-Ming Wu
    Year: 2011
    Green virtual networks for cloud computing
    DOI: 10.4108/chinacom.2010.131
Ruay-Shiung Chang1,*, Chia-Ming Wu1,*
  • 1: Dept. of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan, R. O. C.
*Contact email: rschang@mail.ndhu.edu.tw, cmwu@mail.ndhu.edu.tw


Information and communication technology (ICT) profoundly impacts on environment because of its large amount of CO2 emissions. In the past years, the research field of “green” and low power consumption networking infrastructures is of great importance for both service/network providers and equipment manufacturers. An emerging technology called cloud computing can increase the utilization and efficiency of hardware equipments. It can potentially reduce the global CO2 emission. In this paper, we propose a virtual network architecture for cloud computing. Our virtual network can provide communication functions for virtual resources in cloud computing. We design an energy aware routing algorithm for our virtual router. We also design an efficient method for setting up the virtual network. The objective is to build a “green” virtual network in cloud computing.