Cost Analysis in Survivable IP/MPLS over WDM Networks

Nagao OGINO  Masatoshi SUZUKI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E86-B   No.8   pp.2472-2481
Publication Date: 2003/08/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Internet
Keyword: 
IP/MPLS over WDM,  fault recovery,  LSP protection,  initial network cost,  mathematical programming,  

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Summary: 
Integration of the IP/MPLS network and the WDM optical mesh network is a promising approach to realizing an efficient backbone network. Because of the great volumes of traffic carried, the social cost incurred by a failure will be extremely high, so survivability is very important in the backbone network. In survivable IP/MPLS over WDM backbone networks, cooperation of the optical level fault recovery and the IP/MPLS level fault recovery is essential. This paper analyzes cost characteristics of the optical level fault recovery and the IP/MPLS level fault recovery. A mathematical programming method is proposed to minimize the initial network cost when the IP/MPLS level fault recovery is utilized in the survivable IP/MPLS over WDM networks. Using this method, the initial network cost needed for the IP/MPLS level fault recovery is compared with that for the optical level fault recovery. The initial network cost for the LSP (Label Switched Path) protection scheme is smaller than that for the shared light-path protection scheme and larger than that for the pre-plan type light-path restoration scheme. The LSP protection scheme is suitable for the best-effort type traffic while the shared light-path protection scheme may be suitable for the bandwidth guaranteed type traffic.