Differentiated Availability-Constrained Connection Provisioning in Optical Networks

Kantarci B., Oktug S. F.

IEEE 17th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference, Antalya, Turkey, 9 - 11 April 2009, pp.311-314 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/siu.2009.5136325
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.311-314
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, we present two availability constrained adaptive connection Provisioning techniques that work under dual failure assumption. The proposed techniques are called, GDAP (Global Differentiated Availability-A ware Provisioning) and (Link-By-Link Differentiated Availability-A ware Provisioning) respectively. As a heuristic approach, GDAP attempts to determine a feasible sharing degree for each availability class on the backup channels. LBL-DAP uses an optimization model to determine a feasible sharing degree for each availability class on each optical link separately. The performance of these adaptive techniques are compared with a conventional reliable connection provisioning algorithm, CAFES (Compute-A-Feasible-Solution) where connection requests arrive with the availability requirements 98%, 99%, 99.9%, 99.99% and 99.999% under NSFNET topology. Based on the results obtained, it is shown that the presented techniques lead to higher acceptance rate and higher availability per connection. Moreover, LBL-DAP also leads to the lowest resource overbuild. Therefore, LBL-DAP can be considered as the best performing reliable connection provisioning technique out of the presented techniques here.