How can a service-oriented router merge with a CDN?

Janaka L. Wijekoon, Erwin Harahap, Rajitha Tennekoon, Hiroaki Nishi

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A large fraction of the Internet traffic is organized by the Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). CDNs redirect endusers to an appropriate server using Domain Name Servers (DNSs). Meanwhile, in future networks, it is anticipated that network routers will be equipped with more processing power and storage modules for providing most effective end-user services. From this viewpoint, a Service-oriented Router (SoR) is introduced to accelerate content-based services. This paper presents a novel method, DNS and SoR Collaborative Redirection (DSCR), to accelerate the end-user redirection. DSCR uses SoRs to collect and store network and server state information by placing SoRs at edges of the ISP network. The collected information is then used by the DSCR to leverage the DNS-based end-user redirection. We present the design and a prototype implementation of DSCR and, show how both SoR and DNS jointly can take advantage of existing Internet architecture to accelerate end-user redirection. We used a detailed simulation to evaluate the proposed method using various strategies. Simulations clearly demonstrate the effectiveness of the collaborative method, which yields 5-10% reduction in end-user latency when compared with DNS-based redirection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1172-1179
Number of pages8
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • CDN simulation
  • Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
  • Request routing (RR)
  • Service-oriented Router
  • SoR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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