This study assesses the feasible energy savings whendefining different service classes based on protection schemesincore optical networks.Wepropose a dedicated energy savingstrategy for each of the service classes in order to minimize theoverall power consumption of the network.Four Classes of Serviceareconsidered: platinum, gold, silver and best effort.Platinumconnections benefit from a 1+1 protection scheme, gold connections and silver connections are assigned to a 1:1 protection with the difference that in case of gold connections the same pair of transponders is shared by the working and protection sections.Best-effort connections do not have any associated protection.Two scenarios are implemented and compared. The first, the baseline approach,does not take into account any traffic-aware strategies while the second one, the proposed approach,includes energy reduction strategies taking into account the sleep-mode capability of the opto-electronic devices as well as the elastic data-rateadaptation based on symbol-rate and modulation-format re-configurations. The results show that in the baseline approach the power consumption is strongly dependent on the ratio between the different service classes while for the proposed approach the difference in power consumption is almost negligible.Moreover, incase of the proposed approach,silver serviceclass can benefit for superior quality of service compared to the gold service class, due to the grooming mechanism.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of 6th International Workshop on Reliable Networks Design and Modeling|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||6th International Workshop on Reliable Networks Design and Modeling - Barcelona, Spain|
Duration: 17 Nov 2014 → 19 Nov 2014
|Conference||6th International Workshop on Reliable Networks Design and Modeling|
|Period||17/11/2014 → 19/11/2014|