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Multihoming Performance Benefits: An Experimental Evaluation of Practical Enterprise Strategies

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Multihoming Performance Benefits: An Experimental Evaluation of Practical Enterprise Strategies
Multihoming is increasingly being employed by large enterprises and data centers as a mechanism to extract good performance from their provider connections. Today, multihomed end-networks can employ a variety of commercial route control products to optimize performance over multiple ISP links. However, little is known about the mechanisms employed by such products and their relative trade-offs. In this paper, we propose and evaluate a wide range practical schemes that could go into the design of a route control device and analyze their trade-offs. We implement the proposed schemes on a Linux-based Web proxy and perform a trace-based emulation of their relative performance benefits. We show that both passive and active monitoring based techniques are equally effective and could improve Web performance by about 25% when compared to using a single provider. Another key observation is that the conventional practice of employing historical measurement samples to monitor and predict ISP per...
Aditya Akella, Srinivasan Seshan, Anees Shaikh
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where USENIX
Authors Aditya Akella, Srinivasan Seshan, Anees Shaikh
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