A Bandwidth Allocation Scheme to Improve Fairness and Link Utilization in Data Center Networks

Yusuke ITO
Hiroyuki KOGA
Katsuyoshi IIDA

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E101-B    No.3    pp.679-687
Publication Date: 2018/03/01
Publicized: 2017/09/19
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2017NRP0008
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Network Resource Control and Management for IoT Services and Applications)
bandwidth allocation,  fairness,  link utilization,  TCP,  data center,  and data center networks,  

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Cloud computing, which enables users to enjoy various Internet services provided by data centers (DCs) at anytime and anywhere, has attracted much attention. In cloud computing, however, service quality degrades with user distance from the DC, which is unfair. In this study, we propose a bandwidth allocation scheme based on collectable information to improve fairness and link utilization in DC networks. We have confirmed the effectiveness of this approach through simulation evaluations.