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Services following the Moon

We present an example of a very interesting technique: The follow the moon concept

The Follow the moon concept means to reduce energy consumption and expenditure taking advantage of nighttime temperatures and lower electricity rates, and so have their computing resources chase in day/night boundary. i.e., migrate to datacenters where it is night time. After all, always it is night somewhere in the world.

Although, these techniques have certain limitations because it is necessary to have similar settings, requires visibility among others and the bandwidth latency increases. Well, this theory must be carefully studied as many companies have done.

The Key technologies that can follow the moon are: virtualization, modularization, consolidation and outsourcing appropriate. These are key strategies to achieve eco-efficient IT where cloudadmins can make it happen.

Science fiction or reality?