Date Added: Dec 2012
Today, content replication methods are common ways of reducing the network and servers load. Present content replication solutions have different problems, including the need for pre-planning and management, and they are ineffective in case of sudden traffic spikes. In spite of these problems, content replication methods are more popular today than ever, simply because of an increasing need for load reduction. In this paper, the authors propose a shared buffering model that, unlike current proxy-based content replication methods, is native to the network and can be used to alleviate the stress of sudden traffic spikes on servers and the network.