Using MPLS-TP for Data-Center Interconnection

  • Ashwin Gumaste
  • Chirag Taunk
  • Sarvesh Bidkar
  • Deval Bhamare
  • Tamal Das
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 66)


Data center interconnectivity is particularly very important and essential for emerging applications such as cloud computing and financial trading. Current data center architectures are built using Ethernet switches or IP routers - both with significant cost and performance deficiencies. We propose for the first time, extending MPLS-TP into the data-center. To this end, a new look-up protocol for MPLS-TP is proposed. Autonomic communication within the data center is possible using our look-up protocol that enables fast creation and deletion of LSPs. The MPLS-TP based data-center that is architected in this paper leads to performance betterments over both IP and Ethernet. To this end, a comprehensive simulations model is also presented. Operations within the data-center using MPLS-TP are also extended to inter-data-center operations using LSP setup across a core network. OAM and performance issues are investigated.


Source Node Destination Node Edge Node Virtual Machine Migration Label Switch Path 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ashwin Gumaste
    • 1
  • Chirag Taunk
    • 1
  • Sarvesh Bidkar
    • 1
  • Deval Bhamare
    • 1
  • Tamal Das
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology, BombayMumbaiIndia

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