Energy-Efficient Management and Control in Video Distribution Networks: ‘Legacy’ Hardware-Based Solutions and Perspectives of Virtualized Networking Environments

  • Raffaele Bolla
  • Roberto Bruschi
  • Franco DavoliEmail author
  • Etienne Victor Depasquale
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)


In this chapter, we focus in particular on the issue of the trade-off between network/service performance and energy efficiency in the context of video distribution networks (VDNs). We first provide a short review on the current state and on energy/performance-related aspects in VDNs; then, we consider both local and network-wide management and control policies in this context, and the role of suitable abstractions to convey energy efficiency related parameters to the management and control entities. We address both ‘traditional’ networking architectures based on specialized hardware, and the evolution towards virtualized infrastructures, where multiple players (applications, network service providers and infrastructure providers) interact in a more dynamic environment.



This work was partially supported by the INPUT (In-Network Programmability for next-generation personal cloud service support) project, funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant no. 644672).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raffaele Bolla
    • 1
    • 2
  • Roberto Bruschi
    • 2
  • Franco Davoli
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Etienne Victor Depasquale
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering, and Naval Architecture (DITEN)University of GenoaGenoaItaly
  2. 2.National Laboratory of Smart, Sustainable and Secure Internet Technologies and Infrastructures (S3ITI)CNIT (National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications)GenoaItaly
  3. 3.Faculty of Information & Communication TechnologyUniversity of MaltaMsidaMalta

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