Cache Capacity Allocation for BitTorrent-Like Systems to Minimize Inter-ISP Traffic
Many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have deployed Peer-To-Peer (P2P) caches in their networks in order to decrease costly inter-ISP traffic. A P2P cache stores parts of the most popular contents locally, and if possible serves the requests of local peers to decrease the inter-ISP traffic. Traditionally, P2P cache resource management focuses on managing the storage resource of the cache so as to maximize the inter-ISP traffic savings. In this paper, the authors show that when there are many overlays competing for the upload bandwidth of a P2P cache then in order to maximize the inter-ISP traffic savings the cache's upload bandwidth should be actively allocated among the overlays.