Association for Computing Machinery
The emergence of cloud computing has promoted growing demand and rapid deployment of data centers. However, data center operations require a set of sophisticated skills (e.g., command-line-interface), resulting in a high operational cost. In this paper, the authors reduce the data center operational cost, the authors design and build a novel cloud data center management system, based on the concept of 3D gamification. In particular, they apply data visualization techniques to overlay operational status upon a data center 3D model, allowing the operators to monitor the real-time situation and control the data center from a friendly user interface.