Increasing fault tolerance of data plane on the internet of things using the software-defined networks

Katayoun Bakhshi Kiadehi, Amir Masoud Rahmani, Amir Sabbagh Molahosseini
2021 PeerJ Computer Science  
Considering the Internet of Things (IoT) impact in today's world, uninterrupted service is essential, and recovery has received more attention than ever before. Fault-tolerance (FT) is an essential aspect of network resilience. Fault-tolerance mechanisms are required to ensure high availability and high reliability in systems. The advent of software-defined networking (SDN) in the IoT plays a significant role in providing a reliable communication platform. This paper proposes a data plane
more » ... tolerant architecture using the concepts of software-defined networks for IoT environments. In this work, a mathematical model called Shared Risk Link Group (SRLG) calculates redundant paths as the primary and backup non-overlapping paths between network equipment. In addition to the fault tolerance, service quality was considered in the proposed schemes. Putting the percentage of link bandwidth usage and the rate of link delay in calculating link costs makes it possible to calculate two completely non-overlapping paths with the best condition. We compare our two proposed dynamic schemes with the hybrid disjoint paths (Hybrid_DP) method and our previous work. IoT developments, wireless and wired equipment are now used in many industrial and commercial applications, so the proposed hybrid dynamic method supports both wired and wireless devices; furthermore multiple link failures will be supported in the two proposed dynamic schemes. Simulation results indicate that, while reducing the error recovery time, the two proposed dynamic designs lead to improved service quality parameters such as packet loss and delay compared to the Hybrid_DP method. The results show that in case of a link failure in the network, the proposed hybrid dynamic scheme's recovery time is approximately 12 ms. Furthermore, in the proposed hybrid dynamic scheme, on average, the recovery time, the packet loss, and the delay improved by 22.39%, 8.2%, 5.66%, compared to the Hybrid_DP method, respectively.
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.543 pmid:34141880 pmcid:PMC8176526 fatcat:pw5wusv4frd57aokqo4kjg5hqa