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Survivability of files in data centers, when a disaster occurs, is becoming a major challenge in designing cloud-based services. When such a disaster occurs, a specific geographical area is affected and components of communication networks (e.g., nodes and fibers) within the affected area become faulty, leading to the failure of one or more on-going communication. To handle such a situation, a robust communication protocol is needed, so that provisions can be made to allocate an alternative fault-free path, when a disaster disrupts the path used for data communication before the disaster occurs. In this work we have presented a new approach to this problem, in the case of dynamic Route and Wavelength Assignment (RWA) in WDM networks. In our approach, a communication request can be handled only if it is possible to set up i) a primary lightpath that minimizes the number of disasters that may affect the lightpath and ii) (for each disaster that disrupts the primary lightpath), a backup lightpath that avoids the disaster. We have proposed, implemented and studied an efficient heuristic to solve this problem.
Das, Ruchisree, "Dynamic Provisioning of Fault Tolerant Optical Networks for Data Centers" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5808.