Networking Investigate

Achieving IP Routing Stability With Optical Bypass

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Executive Summary

The phenomenal growth of the Internet coupled with the emergence of new QoS-aware services in the network has put an enormous strain on current networks. Research efforts towards optimizing the performance of IP networks have been focused on increasing the utilization of the network while minimizing additional resources used. Many such paradigms developed under the umbrella of Traffic and Network Engineering can lead to frequent and significant routing changes in the network when used to tackle short-lived traffic churns, and are therefore not commonly used by network providers.

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