Guest Editors' Introduction: Special Issue on Green and Energy-Efficient Cloud Computing: Part I

@article{Bianchini2016GuestEI,
  title={Guest Editors' Introduction: Special Issue on Green and Energy-Efficient Cloud Computing: Part I},
  author={Ricardo Bianchini and Samee Ullah Khan and Carlo Mastroianni},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Cloud Comput.},
  year={2016},
  volume={4},
  pages={119-121}
}
The papers in this special section focus on green and energy efficient cloud computing. Cloud computing has had a huge commercial impact and has attracted the interest of the research community. Public clouds allow their customers to outsource the management of physical resources, and rent a variable amount of resources in accordance to their specific needs. Private clouds allow companies to manage on-premises resources, exploiting the capabilities offered by the cloud technologies, such as… 
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