Status of the task: Complete
Title: Analysis of relevant business scenarios and objectives in distributed data centres
Activities carried out during the task:
The objective of the task was to analyze the relevant business scenarios and objectives in the scenario of multi-site data centers, which are typically dislocated on a geographical scale and are remotely connected through a wide area network.
The main activities performed during the task are: (i) we investigated the state of the art in the field of energy-efficient data centers, with a specific focus on geo-distributed data centers; (ii) we described the main business scenarios that can benefit from the EcoMultiCloud solution: Hybrid Cloud, geographical data centers and software data centers; (iii) we individuated the main stakeholders that are involved in a multi-DC solution, in particular the data center administrators and managers, and the final users; (iii) we analyze the main benefits that can derive from the EcoMultiCloud solution, such as: maximize the utilization of available capacity, reduce energy and CO2 consumption, minimize costs, balance the load.
Moreover, we outlined the main characteristics of the hierarchical architecture defined by EcoMultiCloud, and the main features of the two involved layers, the upper layer, which is used by the data centers to communicate with each other, and the lower layer, which is used to manage the workload internally.