alrubaiey-assuringvirtual-2016A.pdf (4.82 MB)
Assuring virtual network reliability and resilience
thesisposted on 2016-06-01, 00:00 authored by Baker Alrubaiey
A framework developed that uses reliability block diagrams and continuous-time Markov chains to model and analyse the reliability and availability of a Virtual Network Environment (VNE). In addition, to minimize the unpredicted failures and reduce the impact of failure on a virtual network, a dynamic solution proposed for detecting a failure before it occurs in the VNE. Moreover, to predict failure and establish a tolerable maintenance plan before failure occurs in the VNE, a failure prediction method for VNE can be used to minimise the unpredicted failures, reduce backup redundancy and maximise system performance.
Paginationx, 119 pages : tables, figures, some coloured.