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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2015.061214
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 6 Issue 12, 2015.
Abstract: Nowadays, most of the IT (Information Technology) and ICT (Information and Communication Technology) industries are practicing sustainability under green computing hoods. Users/Customers are also moving towards a new sustainable society. Therefore, while getting or providing different services from different ICT vendors, Service Level Agreement (SLA) becomes very important for both the service providers/vendors and users/customers. There are many ways to inform users/customers about various services with its inherent execution functionalities and even non-functional/Quality of Service (QoS) aspects through SLAs. However, these basic SLAs actually do not cover eco-efficient green issues or ethical issues for actual sustainable development. That is why green SLA (GSLA) should come into play. GSLA is a formal agreement incorporating all the traditional/basic commitments as well as respecting the ecological, economical and ethical aspects of sustainability. This research would survey on different basic SLA parameters for various services in ICT industries. At the same time, this survey would focus on finding the gaps and incorporating basic SLA parameters with existing green computing issues and ethical issues for different services in various computing domains. This research defines future GSLA in relationship with ICT product life and three pillars of sustainability. The proposed definition and overall survey could help different service providers/vendors to define their future GSLA as well as business strategies for this new transitional sustainable society.
Iqbal Ahmed, Hiroshi Okumura and Khoei Arai, “Analysis on Existing Basic Slas and Green Slas to Define New Sustainable Green SLA” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 6(12), 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2015.061214