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Fault-tolerant Video on Demand in RSerPool Architecture

Maharana, Aurobinda and Rathna, GN (2007) Fault-tolerant Video on Demand in RSerPool Architecture. In: ADCOM 2006. International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communications 2006, 20-23 Dec 2006 , Surathkal.

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Abstract

With the advent of Internet, video over IP is gaining popularity. In such an environment, scalability and fault tolerance will be the key issues. Existing video on demand (VoD) service systems are usually neither scalable nor tolerant to server faults and hence fail to comply to multi-user, failure-prone networks such as the Internet. Current research areas concerning VoD often focus on increasing the throughput and reliability of single server, but rarely addresses the smooth provision of service during server as well as network failures. Reliable Server Pooling (RSerPool), being capable of providing high availability by using multiple redundant servers as single source point, can be a solution to overcome the above failures. During a possible server failure, the continuity of service is retained by another server. In order to achieve transparent failover, efficient state sharing is an important requirement. In this paper, we present an elegant, simple, efficient and scalable approach which has been developed to facilitate the transfer of state by the client itself, using extended cookie mechanism, which ensures that there is no noticeable change in disruption or the video quality.

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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2011 06:36
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2011 06:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/42130

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