DYNSDM: Dynamic and flexible software-defined multicast for ISP environments

Julius Ruckert, Jeremias Blendin, Rhaban Hark, David Hausheer
2015 2015 11th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM)  
A number of today's over-the-top (OTT) services could greatly benefit from a scalable and efficient network-layer multicast support on the Internet. IP multicast showed to not meet these requirements and, thus, is not available for this purpose. Content Delivery Networks emerged as global alternative but usually end at the border of ISP networks. Software-Defined Multicast (SDM) is proposed in a previous work by the authors, enabling ISP-internal network-layer multicast delivery of OTT traffic.
more » ... ery of OTT traffic. While it coins fundamental concepts, it does not detail the ISP-internal traffic and service management and leaves important questions unanswered. To this end, DYNSDM is proposed in this paper, detailing the multicast planning and management, proposing a novel network-layer multi-tree mechanism to distribute traffic on links inside the ISP network, and introducing mechanisms to handle group and network dynamics. DYNSDM was prototypically evaluated, showing its high traffic efficiency, good scalability, and superior traffic distribution characteristics.
doi:10.1109/cnsm.2015.7367347 dblp:conf/cnsm/RuckertBHH15 fatcat:o6zelxocwrahpf22vy4d5ndoay