Volume 25 (2017) Pages 45-55
This article discusses a novel method to strengthen the collaboration between Internet service providers (ISPs) and content delivery networks (CDNs). CDNs are becoming the primary data delivery method in information communication technology environments because information sharing via networks is becoming the driving force of the future Internet. Moreover, it is anticipated that network routers will be equipped with additional processing power and storage modules for providing efficient end-user services. Consequently, this article studies the effectiveness of introducing a Service-oriented Router (SoR) to strengthen the ISP-CDN collaboration to leverage DNS-based request redirection in CDNs. In contrast, the proposed method yields better performance in user redirection and network resource utilization, suggesting that using SoR may a future business model which addresses adequate ISP-CDN collaboration.