Advance Reservation for Virtual Overlay Network Services
Network advance reservation is an area of growing interest and focus today. However, most proposed solutions in this field have only focused on the scheduling of point-to-point client connections. Now as applications and user communities continue to expand, there is a growing need to extend advance reservation support for multi-point services. To address this concern, a heuristic solution is presented for virtual overlay network scheduling. The scheme uses graph-theoretic schemes and is analyzed in detail using network simulation.