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Measurement-based policy-driven QoS management in Converged Networks

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4 Author(s)
Yerima, S.Y. ; Sch. of Comput. & Inf. Eng., Univ. of Ulster, Londonderry, UK ; Parr, G.P. ; McClean, S. ; Morrow, P.J.

Policy-based management is considered an effective approach to address the challenges of resource management in large complex networks. Within the IU-ATC QoS Frameworks project, a policy-based network management framework, CNQF (Converged Networks QoS Framework) is being developed aimed at providing context-aware, end-to-end QoS control and resource management in converged next generation networks. CNQF is designed to provide homogeneous, transparent QoS control over heterogeneous access technologies by means of distributed functional entities that co-ordinate the resources of the transport network through policy-driven decisions. In this paper, we present a measurement-based evaluation of policy-driven QoS management based on CNQF architecture, with real traffic flows on an experimental testbed. A Java based implementation of the CNQF Resource Management Subsystem is deployed on the testbed and results of the experiments validate the framework operation for policy-based QoS management of real traffic flows.

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Communications (NCC), 2011 National Conference on

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28-30 Jan. 2011