Video-on-Demand (VoD) traffic explosion has been one of the main driving forces behind the recent Internet evolution from a traditional connection-centric architecture towards the new content-centric paradigm. To cope with this evolution, caching of VoD contents closer to the users in core, metro and even metro-access optical network equipment is regarded to be a prime solution that could help mitigating this traffic growth. However, the optimal caches placement and dimensioning is not univocal, especially in the context of a dynamic network, as it depends on various parameters, such as network topology, users behavior and content popularity. In this paper, we focus on a dynamic VoD content delivery scenario in a metropolitan network implementing different caching strategies. We evaluate the performance of the various caching strategies in terms of network-capacity occupation showing the savings in resource occupation in each of the network segments. We also evaluate the effect of the distribution of the storage capacity on the overall average number of hops of all requests. The obtained numerical results show that, in general, a significant amount of network resources can be saved by enabling content caching near to end-users. Moreover, we show that blindly providing caching capability in access nodes may result unnecessary, whereas a balanced storage distribution between access and metro network segments provides the best performance.
|Titolo:||Caching Placement Strategies for Dynamic Content Delivery in Metro Area Networks|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||04.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|