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Differentiated resilience services support in heterogeneous IP over wavelength division

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2 Author(s)
Alshaer, H. ; Sch. of Electron. & Electr. Eng., Univ. of Leeds, Leeds, UK ; Elmirghani, J.M.H.

The authors develop an integrated scheme that supports differentiated resilience services (DiffResServ) for dynamic provisioning in heterogeneous IP-over- wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) networks. By integrated, the authors mean that the provisioning mechanism takes into account network topology, resource and resilience information in both the IP and WDM layers. By dynamic, the authors mean that the establishment process of connections and lightpaths is based on the fact that the arrivals and departures of IP traffic connections are not known in advance. By heterogenous, the authors mean that the state routing algorithms function on the fact that optical nodes in WDM network may support different switching capabilities. This has been achieved through our proposed scheme which operates based on a dual link metrics (bandwidth,delay)routing algorithm inter-operating with efficient connections and lightpaths rerouting algorithms. A genetic algorithm is introduced to operate based on the solution space generated by this scheme in order to minimise the total cost of network operation. The authors have conducted simulations, where the results show that this scheme enables IP-over-WDM networks to guarantee the quality-of-service and resilience required for heterogenous traffic classes with effective and efficient allocation of network resources.

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Communications, IET  (Volume:4 ,  Issue: 6 )