improving failure prediction capabilities in datacenters by using electrical and network data

2013 to 2014
Complex Software Systems
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Project investigator: 
Roberto Baldoni

DEPEND projects aims at improving datacenter capabilities to detect server failures by correlating power consumption data from enclosures and network data. The DEPEND system is non intrusive (it does not require to install any software on the servers) and it is agnostic with respect to underlying application run by the servers. DEPEND uses a specific hardware, manufactured by Over Technologies (a spinoff of Sapienza CIS research center), to read the power consumption and ad-hoc software sensors to read the network traffic. The first installation of DEPEND is running in one of the Italian Ministry of Economics datacenters.