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IEEE/ACM TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORKING, APRIL 2008 1 On the Performance Benefits of Multihoming Route
 

Summary: IEEE/ACM TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORKING, APRIL 2008 1
On the Performance Benefits of Multihoming Route
Control
Aditya Akella, Member, IEEE, Bruce Maggs, Srinivasan Seshan, Member, IEEE, Anees Shaikh, Member, IEEE,
and Ramesh Sitaraman, Member, IEEE
Abstract--Multihoming is increasingly being employed by
large enterprises and data centers to extract good performance
and reliability from their ISP connections. Multihomed end
networks today can employ a variety of route control products
to optimize their Internet access performance and reliability.
However, little is known about the tangible benefits that such
products can offer, the mechanisms they employ and their
trade-offs. This paper makes two important contributions. First,
we present a study of the potential improvements in Internet
round-trip times (RTTs) and transfer speeds from employing
multihoming route control. Our analysis shows that multihoming
to 3 or more ISPs and cleverly scheduling traffic across the
ISPs can improve Internet RTTs and throughputs by up to
25% and 20%, respectively. However, a careful selection of ISPs
is important to realize the performance improvements. Second,

  

Source: Akella, Aditya - Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Maggs, Bruce M. - School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences