Internet Tiered Services

Theory, Economics, and Quality of Service

Authors: Rouskas, George N.

  • Covers the optimization of service tier selection and sizing using fundamental concepts from location theory
  • Addresses the variants of the problem of service tier selection including deterministic versus stochastic demands
  • Includes the economic models for optimal pricing of service tiers that take into account the objectives of both users and providers
  • Discusses models for optimizing "bundles of services" or a service that includes both access bandwidth and data storage
  • Shows applications of tiered services that simplify QoS functions in the network including fair packet scheduling
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Internet Tiered Services: Theory, Economics, and Quality of Service (QoS) presents a theoretical framework for reasoning about and pricing Internet tiered services, and develops a practical algorithmic toolset for network providers to develop customized menus of service offerings. The material includes a comprehensive study of the design, sizing, and pricing of tiered structures for Internet services, and illustrates their potential in simplifying the operation of complex components such as packet schedulers.

Specifically, the book addresses the following issues:

  • Optimization of service tier selection and sizing, using fundamental concepts from location theory; several variants of the problem are considered, including deterministic vs. stochastic demands.
  • Economic models for optimal pricing of service tiers that take into account simultaneously the (usually conflicting) objectives of users and providers.
  • Models for optimizing "bundles of services," e.g., when a provider offers a service that includes both access bandwidth and data storage.
  • Applications of tiered services in simplifying important QoS functions in the network, including fair packet scheduling.

Internet Tiered Services: Theory, Economics, and Quality of Service is a useful resource for engineers in the fields of Internet services, economics, and quality of service (QoS) in network resource allocation.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Rouskas, George N.

    Pages 1-6

  • The Directional p-Median Problem: Definition and Applications

    Rouskas, George N.

    Pages 1-9

  • Bandwidth Tiered Service: Deterministic Demands

    Rouskas, George N.

    Pages 1-17

  • Bandwidth Tiered Service: TDM Emulation

    Rouskas, George N.

    Pages 1-22

  • Bandwidth Tiered Service: Stochastic Demands

    Rouskas, George N.

    Pages 1-16

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-09738-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-0-387-09737-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-3527-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Internet Tiered Services
Book Subtitle
Theory, Economics, and Quality of Service
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-09738-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-09738-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-09737-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3527-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 200
Number of Illustrations and Tables
90 b/w illustrations
Topics