Towards a cost model for network traffic

Murtaza Motiwala, Amogh Dhamdhere, Nick Feamster, Anukool Lakhina

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Abstract

We develop a holistic cost model that operators can use to help evaluate the costs of various routing and peering decisions. Using real traffic data from a large carrier network, we show how network operators can use this cost model to significantly reduce the cost of carrying traffic in their networks. We find that adjusting the routing for a small fraction of total flows (and total traffic volume) significantly reduces cost in many cases. We also show how operators can use the cost model both to evaluate potential peering arrangements and for other network operations problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-60
Number of pages6
JournalComputer Communication Review
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Keywords

  • Cost optimization
  • Traffic cost model

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    Motiwala, M., Dhamdhere, A., Feamster, N., & Lakhina, A. (2012). Towards a cost model for network traffic. Computer Communication Review, 42(1), 55-60. https://doi.org/10.1145/2096149.2096157