A Practical Evaluation Method of Network Traffic Load for Capacity Planning

Abstract : Communications network operators are supposed to provide high quality network service at low cost. Operators always monitor the amount of traffic and decide equipment investment when the amount exceeds a certain threshold considering trade-offs between link capacity and its utilization. To find the proper threshold efficiently, this paper proposes a practical threshold definition method which consists of fine grained data collection and computer simulation. We evaluate the proposed method using commercial traffic data-set. The results show the proper timing for the equipment investment.
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Takeshi Kitahara, Shuichi Nawata, Masaki Suzuki, Norihiro Fukumoto, Shigehiro Ano. A Practical Evaluation Method of Network Traffic Load for Capacity Planning. 27th IFIP International Conference on Testing Software and Systems (ICTSS), Nov 2015, Sharjah and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. pp.263-268, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-25945-1_18⟩. ⟨hal-01470153⟩

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