Sunday, January 27, 2013

NTT Looks to Network Virtualization for Faster Disaster Recovery

NTT, along with Osaka University and The University of Electro-Communications, are developing virtualized network control technology to provide rapid recovery from unexpected disaster or severe network congestion.

As cloud computing gains traction, it is increasingly the case that multiple network services share the same physical infrastructure. In order to ensure business continuity in the event of a widespread outage or sudden spike in traffic, network operators need the ability to rapidly and autonomously reconfigure routing and topology.

NTT and its university partners have developed a biologically-inspired "Yuragi" (fluctuations) algorithm for virtual network control.  The technology will be demonstrated in February at an event sponsored by Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT).

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