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Routers for the Cloud: Can the Internet Achieve 5-Nines Availability?
September/October 2011 (vol. 15 no. 5)
pp. 72-77
Andrei Agapi, Cisco Systems
Ken Birman, Cornell University
Robert M. Broberg, Cisco Systems
Chase Cotton, University of Delaware
Thilo Kielmann, Vrije Universiteit
Martin Millnert, Cisco Systems
Rick Payne, Cisco Systems
Robert Surton, Cornell University
Robbert van Renesse, Cornell University

Today's Internet often suffers transient outages, but as increasingly critical services migrate to the cloud, much higher levels of Internet availability will be necessary.

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Index Terms:
cloud computing, networking, network computing, routers, BGP, BGPD
Citation:
Andrei Agapi, Ken Birman, Robert M. Broberg, Chase Cotton, Thilo Kielmann, Martin Millnert, Rick Payne, Robert Surton, Robbert van Renesse, "Routers for the Cloud: Can the Internet Achieve 5-Nines Availability?," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 72-77, Sept.-Oct. 2011, doi:10.1109/MIC.2011.122
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