Enterprise Computing Research Group - EC Lab
The Enterprise Computing (EC) Research Group, part of the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering at the University of East London, is a leading research group focusing on Scalability and Sustainability of Enterprise Systems.
The team investigates challenges and opportunities in relation to the sustainability of today's large-scale Cloud and data centre environments. With the proliferation of BigData, IoT, and social media, all of which reside in the Cloud, there is an ever-increasing demand for energy in data centres. Data centres in Europe are estimated to consume over 130TWh every year [EURECA, 2017], and this is continually increasing.
The EC Lab expertise covers a number of areas, including:
- Best practices and technologies for power and energy efficiency in data centres
- Digital transformation and environmental efficiency of public sector data centre facilities
- Capacity planning for power efficiency in software deployment
- Energy-aware software engineering
- Enterprise and Software Architecture
EC Lab members serve on various expert committees such as the ISO SC39 Committee (Sustainability for and by IT) and the EU Commission Expert Working Group for Best Environmental Practice in the telecommunication and ICT services sector. The group frequently hosts various expert meetings (e.g. CEN-CENELEC Coordination Group on Green Data Centres, April 2016; the UK Government Green ICT Delivery Unit, June 2015; etc.) and advises a number of European public sector authorities on data centre efficiency.
The EC Lab hosts the largest online data centre market directory, which was funded and established under the EU H2020 EURECA project (DCdirectory.eu).
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3 October 2019 Techerati published EC lab’s article titled: “Conspicuous cloud consumption in the digital era”. The article discusses the rise in ICT energy consumption in line with the growth in demand along with the latest research into data centre sustainability. For further information about this topic, please attend our talk on the same area […]
23 September 2019 On 14thNovember 2019, Dr Haider (EC Lab Research Fellow) will give a talk on “Digital era – what impact will it have on our data centres?”, at Data Centre World (DCW) Frankfurt which will take place at Messe Frankfurt, Germany. The talk will be within the Energy Efficiency, Cost Management and DCIM […]
16 September 2019 EC Lab was invited as a guest speaker at the Government ICT conference. The event will take place on 9 October 2019, at Bilisim Vadisi, Istanbul, Turkey. Dr Haider of EC Lab will give a talk on “Digital era – what impact will it have on our ICT infrastructure?”. The presentation will […]