The Impact of Storage Capacity on End-to-End Delay in Time Varying Networks
Recent technological advances have rendered storage a cheap and at large scale available resource. Yet, there exist only few examples in networking that consider storage for enhancing data transfer capabilities. In this paper, the authors study networks with time varying link capacity and analyze the impact of node storage on their capability to convey data from source to destination. They show that storage capacity is quite beneficial in terms of the amount of data that can be pushed from the source to the destination within a given time horizon. Equivalently, storage can be used to reduce incurred delay for the delivery of a certain amount of data.