Survivability in Metro WDM storage area networks

Bernardi Pranggono, Jaafar M.H. Elmirghani

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    This paper proposes and evaluates network survivability of optical paths in metro wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) based storage area networks (SANs). The paper begins with a background and motivation. Subsequently, the network architectures along with their medium access control (MAC) protocols are described. In this work, one link failure (a single cable cut) in metro WDM based SANs in a ring network architecture is considered. Performance evaluation for network survivability in metro WDM SAN is carried out by means of computer simulation. Network throughput and packet delay are investigated. The network performance is evaluated for asymmetric (unbalanced) traffic scenarios under Poisson and self-similar traffic.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication11th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
    Subtitle of host publicationCTON 2009
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)9781424448272
    ISBN (Print) 9781424448258
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2009


    • WDM networks
    • storage area networks
    • media access protocol
    • optical fibre networks
    • SANs


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