Coordinating allocation of resources for multiple virtual IPTV providers to maximize revenue

Balasubramaniam, Sasitharan and Mineraud, Julien and Perry, Philip and Jennings, Brendan and Murphy, Liam and Donnelly, William and Botvich, Dmitri (2011) Coordinating allocation of resources for multiple virtual IPTV providers to maximize revenue. IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, 57 (4). pp. 826-839. ISSN 0018-9316

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Network virtualization is seen by many as a key technology to help overcome some of the constraints of the current Internet architecture and help build a human centric Future Internet. As IPTV gains popularity, creating virtual networks for IPTV Service Providers can allow them to deploy specific protocol suites, routing algorithms and resource allocation strategies without affecting other IPTV providers that share the same underlying infrastructure. However, from the perspective of the underlying networking infrastructure provider (the carrier) virtualization presents new management challenges, in particular how to efficiently and fairly allocate available resources to multiple virtual networks. In this paper we describe a framework in which management systems associated with virtual IPTV provider networks communicate with the management system of the carrier to provide coordinated resource allocation. The proposed approach allows policy-based management systems to control a bio-inspired resource management mechanism, based on species competition for biological systems, that a carrier can use to allocate resources to competing IPTV providers in a manner that maximizes the carrier's revenue. Results of a simulation study are presented, which show that this approach outperforms uncoordinated virtual network management approaches.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: Manuscript received March 14, 2011; revised July 15, 2011; accepted July 20, 2011. Date of publication September 22, 2011; date of current version November 23, 2011. This work was supported by Science Foundation Ireland via the “Federated, Autonomic Management of End-to-End Communications Services” strategic research cluster under Grant 08/SRC/I1403, and via the “A Biologically inspired framework supporting network management for the Future Internet” starting investigator award under Grant 09/SIRG/I1643.
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