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Green Approach for Joint Management of Geo-Distributed Data Centers and Interconnection Networks


Amine Barkat, Tahar Kechadi, Giacomo Verticale, Ilario Filippini, Antonio Capone

Publication Type: 
Refereed Original Article
Every time an Internet user downloads a video, shares a picture, or sends an email, his/her device addresses a data center and often several of them. These complex systems feed the web and all Internet applications with their computing power and information storage, but they are very energy hungry. The energy consumed by Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructures is currently more than 4% of the worldwide consumption and it is expected to double in the next few years. Data centers and communication networks are responsible for a large portion of the ICT energy consumption and this has stimulated in the last years a research effort to reduce or mitigate their environmental impact. Most of the approaches proposed tackle the problem by separately optimizing the power consumption of the servers in data centers and of the network. However, the Cloud computing
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In Press
Date Accepted for Publication: 
Tuesday, 14 November, 2017
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Journal of network and systems management
National University of Ireland, Dublin (UCD)
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