Failover for Mobile Routers: A Vision of Resilient Ambience
The ambient networking approach includes the flexibility of every end system to be not just a node but also an entire network. The end user entities are, in the majority of use cases, mobile and they operate in a highly dynamic environment. The exponential growth of wireless devices and services contributes to the increasing number of these dynamic mobile networks, whose changeable characteristics in turn contribute to the high probability of failures. To maintain the high level of connectivity required for the overall ambient networks environment, it is imperative to maintain the same level of connectivity in various network parts. In this paper we consider the Mobile Router related failures that could occur in today’s mobile networks and describe how the ambient networking environment with its in-built enhanced failover management functionality has a potential to create resilient networks.
KeywordsMobility Management Requirement Elicitation Internet Connectivity Mobile Router Seamless Handover
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