On the benefits of resource disaggregation for virtual data centre provisioning in optical data centres
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Virtual Data Centre (VDC) allocation requires the provisioning of both computing and network resources. Their joint provisioning allows for an optimal utilization of the physical Data Centre (DC) infrastructure resources. However, traditional DCs can suffer from computing resource underutilization due to the rigid capacity configurations of the server units, resulting in high computing resource fragmentation across the DC servers. To overcome these limitations, the disaggregated DC paradigm has been recently introduced. Thanks to resource disaggregation, it is possible to allocate the exact amount of resources needed to provision a VDC instance. In this paper, we focus on the static planning of a shared optically interconnected disaggregated DC infrastructure to support a known set of VDC instances to be deployed on top. To this end, we provide optimal and sub-optimal techniques to determine the necessary capacity (both in terms of computing and network resources) required to support the expected set of VDC demands. Next, we quantitatively evaluate the benefits yielded by the disaggregated DC paradigm in front of traditional DC architectures, considering various VDC profiles and Data Centre Network (DCN) topologies.
CitationPages, A., Serrano, R., Perello, J., Spadaro, S. On the benefits of resource disaggregation for virtual data centre provisioning in optical data centres. "Computer communications", 15 Juliol 2017, vol. 107, p. 60-74.