A measurement-based analysis of multihoming

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A measurement-based analysis of multihoming
Multihoming has traditionally been employed by stub networks to enhance the reliability of their network connectivity. With the advent of commercial “intelligent route control” products, stubs now leverage multihoming to improve performance. Although multihoming is widely used for reliability and, increasingly for performance, not much is known about the tangible benefits that multihoming can offer, or how these benefits can be fully exploited. In this paper, we aim to quantify the extent to which multihomed networks can leverage performance and reliability benefits from connections to multiple providers. We use data collected from servers belonging to the Akamai content distribution network to evaluate performance benefits from two distinct perspectives of multihoming: high-volume content-providers which transmit large volumes of data to many distributed clients, and enterprises which primarily receive data from the network. In both cases, we find that multihoming can improv...
Aditya Akella, Bruce M. Maggs, Srinivasan Seshan,
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Authors Aditya Akella, Bruce M. Maggs, Srinivasan Seshan, Anees Shaikh, Ramesh K. Sitaraman
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