|Examining the Benefits of a Hybrid Distributed Architecture for Bandwidth Brokers
|Year of Publication
|Bouras, C, Stamos, K
|1st IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Systems and Networking (WMSN 2005), Phoenix, Arizona, USA
|7 - 9 April
In this paper the issue of the architectural organization of a Bandwidth Broker with respect to the distribution of functionalities among separate entities is examined. We discuss the benefits of a distributed versus a centralized architecture and study some of the most important implementations. We also present a novel design proposal that builds on our earlier work on the admission control module of a Bandwidth Broker and introduces it in the framework of a distributed Bandwidth Broker architecture. Our conclusions are supported by a series of simulated experiments that we analyze.
Examining the Benefits of a Hybrid Distributed Architecture for Bandwidth Brokers