Resource Management in Telco-CDNs

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This project addresses problems related to resource management of telco CDNs and traffic engineering.


Traffic-Engineered Distribution of Adaptive Multimedia Content in Telco-CDNs


Telco-CDNs refer to content distribution networks deployed and managed by Internet Service Providers (ISPs). They are getting popular among major ISPs because they offer new revenue streams and have the potential of providing better performance compared to traditional CDNs. Managing telco-CDNs is, however, a complex problem, because it requires jointly managing the network resources (links and switches) and the caching resources (processing and storage capacities), while supporting the adaptive nature and skewed popularity of multimedia content. To address this problem, we present a new algorithm called CAD (Cooperative Active Distribution). CAD strives to serve as much as possible of the requested multimedia objects within the ISP while carefully engineering the traffic paths through the network. This is achieved by enabling the cooperation among caches within the ISP not only to serve various representations of multimedia objects, but also to create them on demand using the often under-utilized processing capacity of caches.

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