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Bandwidth-optimal Failure Recovery Scheme for Robust Programmable Networks


With the emergence of Network Function Virtual-ization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) efficient network algorithms considered too hard to be put in practice in the past now have a second chance to be considered again. In this context, we rethink the network dimensioning problem with protection against Shared Risk Link Group (SLRG) failures. In this paper, we consider a path-based protection scheme with a global rerouting strategy, in which, for each failure situation, there may be a new routing of all the demands. Our optimization task is to minimize the needed amount of bandwidth. After discussing the hardness of the problem, we develop a scalable mathematical model that we handle using the Column Generation technique. Through extensive simulations on real-world IP network topologies and on random generated instances, we show the effectiveness of our method. Finally, our implementation in OpenDaylight demonstrates the feasibility of the approach and its evaluation with Mininet shows that technical implementation choices may have a dramatic impact on the time needed to reestablish the flows after a failure takes place.
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hal-02292971 , version 1 (20-09-2019)


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Andrea Tomassilli, Giuseppe Di Lena, Frédéric Giroire, Issam Tahiri, Damien Saucez, et al.. Bandwidth-optimal Failure Recovery Scheme for Robust Programmable Networks. CloudNet 2019 - 8th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Networking, Nov 2019, Coimbra, Portugal. ⟨hal-02292971⟩
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