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2018 IEEE 42nd Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC) (2018)
Tokyo, Japan
July 23, 2018 to July 27, 2018
ISSN: 0730-3157
ISBN: 978-1-5386-2667-2
pp: 559-564
Reducing energy consumption in data centers is one of the important issues in IT industry. Since Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) focuses on a fraction of the power consumed by IT equipment such as servers and networking devices, the power consumption of environmental control systems such as Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) is "overhead" in the sense of PUE. In order to improve PUE, dense monitoring of data center environment is required for preventing excessive cooling. One of the promising approaches for dense environment monitoring is utilizing wireless sensor network (WSN). An issue in applying WSN to data centers is message encryption and authentication. Compared to the wired network, wireless network communication might be monitored from the outside of the data center and it becomes a critical issue for data center security. In this paper, we aim to establish secure WSN for data center use cases and several preliminary experiments for applying message encryption and authentication will be discussed.
Data centers, Wireless sensor networks, Monitoring, Protocols, Encryption, Servers

T. Akiyama, M. Matsuoka, K. Matsuda, Y. Sakemi and H. Kojima, "Secure and Long-Lived Wireless Sensor Network for Data Center Monitoring," 2018 IEEE 42nd Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), Tokyo, Japan, 2018, pp. 559-564.
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