DACoRM: A Coordinated, Decentralized and Adaptive Network Resource Management Scheme

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Executive Summary

In order to meet the requirements of emerging demanding services, network resource management functionality that is decentralized, flexible and adaptive to traffic and network dynamics is of paramount importance. In this paper, the authors describe the main mechanisms of DACoRM, a new intra-domain adaptive resource management approach for IP networks. Based on path diversity provided by multi-topology routing, their approach controls the distribution of traffic load in the network in an adaptive manner through periodical re-configurations that uses real-time monitoring information. The re-configuration actions performed are decided in a coordinated fashion between a set of source nodes that form an in-network overlay.

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