Deferring CAPEX Investments in Multi-Layer Networks through IP Traffic-Dependent Expansion Stages

Conference: Photonische Netze - 11. ITG-Fachtagung
05/03/2010 - 05/04/2010 at Leipzig, Germany

Proceedings: Photonische Netze

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Duelli, Michael; Endler, Anke; Menth, Michael (University of Würzburg, Institute of Computer Science, Chair of Distributed Systems, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany)

Network design is performed for a traffic load in the future. This traffic load is far greater than traffic loads observed at intermediate stages. In this paper, we propose to plan a multi-layer network for such a future traffic load, but instead of provisioning the full network equipment at once, we suggest to defer the deployment of expensive IP interfaces and other enabling equipment only to stages when they are really needed to carry traffic. We develop an algorithm that concentrates IP traffic at an intermediate stage on a subset of those IP interfaces that are required to carry the full load in the future. This reduces the set of used IP interfaces which need to be installed at intermediate stages, and CAPEX investments for the other equipment can be deferred to the future.