Data centers consume more than 1% of the world’s electricity and contribute around 1% of the world’s CO2 emissions, with consumption expected to grow in the range of 3%-13% and up to 15% of global electricity by 2030. At the same time, inefficient use of servers in data centers causes significantly higher consumption of electricity compared to optimal operation. That’s why energy-efficient server load balancing in data centers and efficient ICT infrastructure are now more important than ever because they enable the reduction of electricity consumption and harmful CO2 emissions, and thus, with an environmental contribution, also reduce the overall costs of data centers.
Energy-efficient GSLB distributes the server load dynamically, in real time, between the cloud/multi-cloud, data centers and servers so that the consumption of electricity is optimized compared to the consumption of overloaded and unloaded servers, thus enabling energy efficiency in both cases. This contributes to the green transition of ICT through the reduction of the carbon footprint of data centers (CO2 emissions) as well as the further acceleration of digital transformation through the reduction of the cost price of the network services infrastructure. At the same time, by developing an energy-efficient GSLB and introducing energy efficiency in GSLB process, the existing GSLB functionalities of optimizing the application response time are retained through the selection of the optimal server for each user request, as well as ensuring the high availability of the network service for all types of cloud applications, including monolithics ones as well as those based on microservices.
Project code: NPOO.C1.1.2.R2-I3.02.0064
Project Name: Energy-efficient client-side global load balancer for distributed servers
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