Time-Dimensional Traffic Engineering with Storage Aware Routing

Shigeyuki YAMASHITA  Tomohiko YAGYU  Miki YAMAMOTO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E97-B   No.12   pp.2641-2649
Publication Date: 2014/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E97.B.2641
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Technologies and Architectures for Improving Scalability, Reliability, and Robustness for Future Information Networks)
storage,  content distribution,  new generation network,  traffic peak shift,  

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Because of the popularity of rich content, such as video files, the amount of traffic on the Internet continues to grow every year. Not only is the overall traffic increasing, but also the temporal fluctuations in traffic are increasing, and differences in the amounts of traffic between peak and off-peak periods are becoming very large. Consequently, efficient use of link bandwidth is becoming more challenging. In this paper, we propose a new system for content distribution: storage aware routing (SAR). With SAR, routers having large storage capacities can exploit those links that are underutilized. Our performance evaluations show that SAR can smooth the fluctuations in link utilization.