Energy Efficiency of General-Purpose Systems Employing Virtualization Concepts in Operator Networks

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Lange, Christoph; Kosiankowski, Dirk; Gladisch, Andreas (Deutsche Telekom, Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Winterfeldtstr. 21, 10781 Berlin, Germany)
Schlosser, Michael (Berlin Institute for Software Defined Networks, Christburger Str. 45, 10405 Berlin, Germany)

The energy efficiency of purpose-built and virtualization-aided general-purpose telecom equipment is compared based on power measurements, traffic observations and network modelling. The results show improved energy efficiency of software realizations based on general-purpose systems originating from finer-granular capacity provisioning.