Auto-collaboration for optimal network resource utilization in fixed IPv6 networks
Autonomic Networking is seen as one of the hopes to improve the Quality of Service (QoS) provided to end users in the Internet. Especially in the context of Video on Demand (VOD), content and network providers have to deal with the dynamics of network and server loads which can severely impair the services provided to end users. Our recent research efforts seek to provide a remedy for this issue by introducing an autonomic framework for optimal network resource utilization that allows content and network providers to cooperate, and take into account aspects of the network state as well as server loads while optimizing the services for their subscribers. The framework is specified, designed, and implemented in an IPv6 testbed that was setup by the participating partners in the course of a large scale European project. Finally, a scenario realized in this testbed is presented that illustrates the benefits of the proposed approach.