Redundancy, Diversity, and Connectivity to Achieve Multilevel Network Resilience, Survivability, and Disruption Tolerance (Invited Paper)
Communication networks are constructed as a multilevel stack of infrastructure, protocols, and mechanisms: links and nodes, topology, routing paths, interconnected realms (ASs), end-to-end transport, and application interaction. The resilience of each one of these levels provides a foundation for the next level to achieve an overall goal of a resilient, survivable, disruption-tolerant, and dependable Future Internet. This paper concentrates on three critical resilience disciplines and the corresponding mechanisms to achieve multilevel resilience: redundancy for fault tolerance, diversity for survivability, and connectivity for disruption tolerance. Cross-layering and the mechanisms at each level are described, including richly connected topologies, multipath diverse routing, and disruption-tolerant end-to-end transport.
J. P. Sterbenz et al., "Redundancy, Diversity, and Connectivity to Achieve Multilevel Network Resilience, Survivability, and Disruption Tolerance (Invited Paper)," Telecommunication Systems, no. 1, pp. 17-31, Springer-Verlag, Jan 2014.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1007/s11235-013-9816-9
Electrical and Computer Engineering
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
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Computer Aided Network Analysis; Internet; Reliability Analysis; Topology; Cross Layering; Cross-Layer Optimisation; Disruption Tolerance; Diverse Routing; End-To-End Transport; Future Internet; Multi-Level Networks; Performability; Redundancy
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