A survey on data center network topologies

Zina Chkirbene, Ridha Hamila, Sebti Foufou

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Data centers are the infrastructures that support the cloud computing services. So, their topologies have an important role on controlling the performance of these services. Designing an efficient topology with a high scalability and a good network performance is one of the most important challenges in data centers. This paper surveys recent research advances linked to data center network topologies. We review some representative topologies and discuss their proprieties in details. We compare them in terms of average path length, network fault tolerance, scalability and connection pattern techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUbiquitous Networking - 4th International Symposium, UNet 2018, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsSofie Pollin, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, Essaid Sabir, Noureddine Boudriga, Slim Rekhis
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030028480
StatePublished - 2018
Event4th International Symposium on Ubiquitous Networking, UNet 2018 - Hammamet, Tunisia
Duration: May 2 2018May 5 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11277 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other4th International Symposium on Ubiquitous Networking, UNet 2018


  • Cloud computing services
  • Data center topology
  • Network performance
  • Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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