[en] Power consumption is a primary concern for cloud computing data centers. Being the network one of the non- negligible contributors to energy consumption in data centers, several architectures have been designed with the goal of improv- ing network performance and energy-efficiency. In this paper, we provide a comparison study of data center architectures, covering both classical two- and three-tier design and state-of-art ones as Jupiter, recently disclosed by Google. Specifically, we analyze the combined effect on the overall system performance of different power consumption profiles for the IT equipment and of different resource allocation policies. Our experiments, performed in small and large scale scenarios, unveil the ability of network-aware allocation policies in loading the the data center in a energy-proportional manner and the robustness of classical two- and three-tier design under network-oblivious allocation strategies.
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IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2016