|Title||Examining the Benefits of a Hybrid Distributed Architecture for Bandwidth Brokers|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Authors||Bouras, C, Stamos, K|
|Conference Name||1st IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Systems and Networking (WMSN 2005), Phoenix, Arizona, USA|
|Date Published||7 - 9 April|
In this paper the issue of the architectural organization of a Bandwidth Broker with respect to the distribution of functionalities among separate entities is examined. We discuss the benefits of a distributed versus a centralized architecture and study some of the most important implementations. We also present a novel design proposal that builds on our earlier work on the admission control module of a Bandwidth Broker and introduces it in the framework of a distributed Bandwidth Broker architecture. Our conclusions are supported by a series of simulated experiments that we analyze.