Self-management of Hybrid Networks: Introduction, Pros and Cons

Tiago Fioreze, Aiko Pras

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    In the last decade ‘self-management’ has become a popular research theme within the networking community. While reading papers, one could get the impression that self-management is the obvious solution to solve many of the current network management problems. There are hardly any publications, however, that discuss the drawbacks of self-management. In this paper we will therefore introduce self-management for the specific case of hybrid networks, and discuss some pros and cons. In particular, this paper investigates the feasibility to employ self-management functions within hybrid optical and packet switching networks. In such networks, large IP flows can be moved from the IP level to the optical level, in an attempt to reduce the load at the IP layer and enhance the quality of service (QoS) of the flow that is moved to the optical level. One of the typical management tasks within such networks, is the establishment and release of lightpaths. This paper identifies the advantages and disadvantages of introducing self-management to control such lightpaths.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication17th International Workshop on Energy-Aware Communications (EUNICE 2011)
    EditorsRalf Lehnert
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-23540-5
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011
    Event17th International Workshop on Energy-Aware Communications, EUNICE 2011 - Dresden, Germany
    Duration: 5 Sep 20117 Sep 2011
    Conference number: 17

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Workshop17th International Workshop on Energy-Aware Communications, EUNICE 2011
    Abbreviated titleEUNICE


    • METIS-278791
    • IR-78047
    • EWI-20496
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/257513
    • Internet – self-management – hybrid networks

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