Latency inflation with MPLS-based traffic engineering

@inproceedings{Pathak2011LatencyIW,
  title={Latency inflation with MPLS-based traffic engineering},
  author={Abhinav Pathak and Ming Zhang and Y. Charlie Hu and Ratul Mahajan and David A. Maltz},
  booktitle={Internet Measurement Conference},
  year={2011}
}
While MPLS has been extensively deployed in recent years, little is known about its behavior in practice. We examine the performance of MPLS in Microsoft's online service network (MSN), a well-provisioned multi-continent production network connecting tens of data centers. Using detailed traces collected over a 2-month period, we find that many paths experience significantly inflated latencies. We correlate occurrences of latency inflation with routers, links, and DC-pairs. This analysis sheds… CONTINUE READING
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