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Following the huge growth in usage over the last 10 years, the Internet has become a critical business and social tool. In the future however, this popularity will continue to rise, with the Internet evolving into a full scale distributed service platform, offering a plethora of services from communications to business, entertainment and much more. These services will be more dynamic and sophisticated providing a range of complex capabilities. However, this dynamic service environment will lead to overwhelming management problems if not dealt with adequately. At the same time, society is now acutely aware of the significant energy burden the communications industry is becoming. With these two trends in mind we propose a biologically-inspired service framework which supports services intelligently solving a number of management problems. We then as a case study application, use this framework to address the new, emerging problem of a sustainable future internet by migrating services to new, greener locations.
Date of Conference: 22-25 March 2011