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Survivability in IP-over-WDM Networks: WDM Lightpath Protection versus IP LSP Protection

Medeiros, M. C. R. ; Correia, N.S.C.

Fiber and Integrated Optics Vol. 24, Nº 3-4, pp. 353 - 369, May, 2005.

ISSN (print): 1096-4681
ISSN (online): 0146-8030

Journal Impact Factor: 0,421 (in 2008)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1080/01468030590923046

This article compares the performance of WDM lightpath protection and IP LSP protection schemes for IP-over-WDM networks. A mathematical formulation of the maximum throughput problem is presented and analytical expressions for recovery time are derived for both schemes. The throughputs and recovery times are analyzed and compared. Results show that the IP LSP protection scheme presents higher throughputs then WDM lightpath protection. The IP LSP protection scheme, providing individual IP LSP protection has, however, scalability problems. This scheme presents high recovery times when a failure affects many lightpaths and many hops are allowed for the primary routes of IP LSPs.