Optimization of IP and WDM network architecture using IP router link bypass provides cost savings in both layers. Results indicate that optimal level of router bypass varies with total traffic volume and router interface speed.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4256) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, network optimization
(060.4258) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, network topology
S. Melle, D. Perkins, and C. Villamizar, "Network Cost Savings from Router Bypass in IP-over-WDM Core Networks," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper NTuD4.