Using dark fiber to displace diesel generators

Aman Kansal, Bhuvan Urgaonkar, Sriram Govindan

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Cloud providers and other data center operators are using geo-distributed data centers. But these data centers largely continue to employ the same designs as were appropriate for single data centers. These designs are wasteful because they do not take full advantage of geo-distribution. Geo-redundancy can reduce other redundancy at multiple intermediate layers in individual data centers and decrease costs. We discuss options for changing infrastructure design to realize such savings. Our proposal opens up an exciting and novel area of investigation into the design of software that can effectively leverage such platforms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2013
Event14th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems, HotOS 2013 - Santa Ana Pueblo, United States
Duration: May 13 2013May 15 2013


Conference14th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems, HotOS 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Ana Pueblo

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems


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