Cooperative content distribution and traffic engineering

Wenjie Jiang, Rui Zhang-Shen, Jennifer L. Rexford, Mung Chiang

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Abstract

Traditionally, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) make profit by providing Internet connectivity, while content providers (CPs) play the more lucrative role of delivering content to users. As network connectivity is increasingly a commodity, ISPs have a strong incentive to offer content to their subscribers by deploying their own content distribution infrastructure. Providing content services in a provider network presents new opportunities for coordination between server selection (to match servers with subscribers) and traffic engineering (to select efficient routes for the traffic). In this work, we utilize a mathematical framework to show that separating server selection and traffic engineering leads to a sub-optimal equilibrium, even when the CP is given accurate and timely information about network conditions. Leveraging ideas from cooperative game theory, we propose that the system implements a Nash bargaining solution that significantly improves the fairness and efficiency of the joint system. This study is another step toward a systematic understanding of the interactions between those who generate and distribute content and those who provide and operate networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGCOMM 2008 Conference and the Co-located Workshops - Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Economics of Networked Systems, NetEcon'08
Pages7-12
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventSIGCOMM 2008 Conference and the co-located Workshops - 3rd International Workshop on Economics of Networked Systems, NetEcon'08 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Aug 17 2008Aug 22 2008

Publication series

NameSIGCOMM 2008 Conference and the Co-located Workshops - Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Economics of Networked Systems, NetEcon'08

Other

OtherSIGCOMM 2008 Conference and the co-located Workshops - 3rd International Workshop on Economics of Networked Systems, NetEcon'08
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period8/17/088/22/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Systems Engineering

Keywords

  • Content distribution
  • Interaction
  • Nash bargaining
  • Traffic-engineering

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    Jiang, W., Zhang-Shen, R., Rexford, J. L., & Chiang, M. (2008). Cooperative content distribution and traffic engineering. In SIGCOMM 2008 Conference and the Co-located Workshops - Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Economics of Networked Systems, NetEcon'08 (pp. 7-12). (SIGCOMM 2008 Conference and the Co-located Workshops - Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Economics of Networked Systems, NetEcon'08). https://doi.org/10.1145/1403027.1403030