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Agenda Orange, cloud computing & green IT A few facts about “green IT”, “green cloud”, “green data centers” A R&D cloud project with an software-managed energy concerns 2
France Telecom Orange On the move At home Europe leader for broadband Internet (ADSL) with around N°3 in Europe for mobile with 193 millions 13,4 millions customers around 133 millions customers customers in 8,4 millions residential home Around27 millions broadband 32 countries gateways Livebox, key mobile customers with access to component to get access to Orange world mobile portal. broadband services N°1in Europe for IPTV (ADSL) with over 3.2 million customers At work WithOrange Business Services, one of the leaders in the world (220 territories) Providestelecommunication services to more than 3 750 MNC (Multi National Companies) 3 3
Opportunities for Orange in Cloud Computing Optimized (cost, flexibility) ITN business support infrastructures Provide on-demand provisioning, reliability and security on the enterprise market Provide storage services for user generated content on the residential market Leverage ubiquity of mobile devices Leverage network assets Green computing orporate Social Responsibility C ost/competitive advantage C Source: BT web based survey, 20095
Software to help save energy EnergeTIC collaborative project – http://multicom.imag.fr/recherche/spip.php?article164 – 3 modes: reactive, anticipative, continuous – includes pattern detection and prediction CoolIT collaborative project – shows necessity of software for taking decisions and placing tasks on the infrastructure 9
Example of the CloudForce project CloudForce labelled by Minalogic, Systematic, SCS – Project proposal under evaluation Goals – open PaaS platform to manage the lifecycle of complex distributed applications – from Think to Build to Run – multi-IaaS compatibility – self-management and elasticity at runtime – open source dissemination of results through OW2 www.ow2.org Includes flexible and customizable components – Use of Entropy for energy savings 10
Some (controversial) issues Is data center really the problem? Is cloud really “greener”? Recycling? What about renewable electricity? Does industry really care about sustainability (“green washing”)? 13 Source: Greenpeace, Make IT Green report, 2010