DECADE: DECoupled Application Data Enroute

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Authors Richard Alimi  , Akbar Rahman  , Dirk Kutscher  , Y. Yang  , Haibin Song  , Kostas Pentikousis 
Last updated 2013-12-12 (latest revision 2013-06-10)
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Content distribution applications, such as those those employing peer-to-peer (P2P) technologies, are widely used on the Internet and make up a large portion of the traffic in many networks. Often, however, content distribution applications use network resources in a counter-productive manner. One way to improve efficiency is to introduce storage capabilities within the network and enable cooperation between end-host and in-network content distribution mechanisms. This is the capability provided by a DECADE-compatible system, which is introduced in this document. DECADE enables applications to take advantage of in-network storage when distributing data objects as opposed to using solely end-to-end resources. This document presents the underlying principles and key functionalities of such a system and illustrates operation through a set of examples.


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