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Design of virtual private networks (VPNs) over optical wavelength-division-multiplexed (WDM) networks
Author(s): Byrav Ramamurthy; Ashok Ramakrishnan
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Paper Abstract

The bandwidth requirements of the Internet are increasing every day and there are newer and more bandwidth-thirsty applications emerging on the horizon. Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) is the next step towards leveraging the capabilities of the optical fiber, especially for wide-area backbone networks. Virtual private networks are seen as the killer applications of tomorrow, and a great amount of research and development effort is being channeled into finding efficient ways for implementing them. In our work, we introduce the notion of VPNs operating over optical wavelength-routed WDM backbone networks. We formulate the problem of VPN design over optical WDM networks as an integer linear problem. A new method to deal with traffic from diverse VPNs is introduced and its performance analyzed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4233, OptiComm 2000: Optical Networking and Communications, (22 September 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.401835
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Byrav Ramamurthy, Univ. of Nebraska/Lincoln (United States)
Ashok Ramakrishnan, Univ. of Nebraska/Lincoln (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4233:
OptiComm 2000: Optical Networking and Communications
Imrich Chlamtac, Editor(s)

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