Green data center networks: A holistic survey and design guidelines

Emna Baccour, Sebti Foufou, Ridha Hamila, Aiman Erbad

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Abstract

Data Center Networks (DCNs) are attracting immense interest from the industry, research and academia to keep pace with the increase of Internet services demands. One of the major concerns that draws the attention of researchers is the exponential growth of the energy consumption and carbon emission of the DCNs. Studies conducted to identify the causes of the increasing energy consumption have proved that the growing size of computing demand, the over-provisioning of the networking resources, the under-utilization of the infrastructure, the fault-tolerance, the high bandwidth exigence and the inefficient hardware and cooling structure are leading to considerable energy waste. Therefore, in recent years, new data center (DC) architectures are proposed where new hardware types and new technologies are implemented for the sake of energy efficiency. Other efforts are focusing on designing algorithms and strategies to enhance the utilization of the network resources. Replacing brown power by renewable energy was also one of the attractive ideas to minimize the energy costs. In this survey paper, we will present energy-related problems in data centers and review the state of the art of the research literature on energy efficient architectures, techniques, technologies, resource management, and thermal control and monitoring. Additionally, we present the challenges facing each approach and the strategies to build a green DC. This paper serves as a specification document that shows step by step how to minimize the energy consumption of different components of the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 15th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1108-1114
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781538677476
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2019
Event15th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2019 - Tangier, Morocco
Duration: Jun 24 2019Jun 28 2019

Publication series

Name2019 15th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2019

Conference

Conference15th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2019
CountryMorocco
CityTangier
Period6/24/196/28/19

Keywords

  • Cooling management
  • Data Center Networks
  • Energy efficiency
  • Greening software
  • Network architectures
  • Renewable energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Baccour, E., Foufou, S., Hamila, R., & Erbad, A. (2019). Green data center networks: A holistic survey and design guidelines. In 2019 15th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2019 (pp. 1108-1114). [8766705] (2019 15th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IWCMC.2019.8766705