Multi-Tier Diversified Architecture for the Next Generation Internet

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The authors propose a next generation Internet architecture that will allow natural sharing of resources among multiple organizations by dynamically reconfiguring and creating a virtual network for a particular application. The architecture called "Internet 3.0" consists of a 3-tier object model. The bottom tier consists of a high-speed network infrastructure owned by multiple ISPs. The second tier consists of hosts owned by different organizations such as DoE, DARPA, Amazon, etc. The third tier consists of users and data objects. This is a three tiered virtualization model as compared to single tier virtualization being discussed in NSF's GENI and FIND communities.

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