Sustainable and Resilient Network Infrastructure Design for Cloud Data Centers

Part of the Service Science: Research and Innovations in the Service Economy book series (SSRI)


In this chapter we firstly review the state of the art of the data center networks (DCNs) topological structures and explain the challenges in this field, which motivates our work. Then we propose a method for evaluating the topological metrics related to network robustness and node centrality so as to identify the most critical nodes and links in DCNs, as well as measuring the overall DCN performance such as throughput, latency, packet drop ratio according to the various faults occurred in the network. Moreover, we have identified the energy consumption behaviours according to the change of DCN’s internal structure. Our simulation studies showed that the DCN topology and traffic load have significant impact on its overall energy consumption and also on other network-related performance aspects.


Data centre networking QoS Topological connectivity Energy efficiency Service resiliency Sustainable network structure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information Technology and Software EngineeringSchool of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Auckland University of TechnologyAucklandNew Zealand

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