A Reality Check for Content Centric Networking

Diego Perino

Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent


Content-Centric Networking (CCN) is a novel networking paradigm centered around content distribution rather than host-to-host connectivity. This change from host-centric to content-centric has several attractive advantages, such as network load reduction, low dissemination latency, and energy efficiency. However, it is unclear whether today’s technology is ready for the CCN (r)evolution. The major contribution of this presentation is a systematic evaluation of the suitability of existing software and hardware components in today’s routers for the support of CCN. Our main conclusion is that a CCN deployment is feasible at a Content Distribution Network (CDN) and ISP scale, whereas today’s technology is not yet ready to support an Internet scale deployment. At the end of the presentation we will also provide an overview of our current activities on CCN. Bio: Diego Perino is a researcher in at Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent France. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Networking from the Paris Diderot-Paris 7 University in 2009. The Ph.D. thesis has been carried out at Orange Labs in collaboration with INRIA, and focused on algorithms for peer-to-peer multimedia streaming. He received his M.S. in Networking engineering from Politecnico di Torino and Eurecom Institute of Sophia Antipolis in 2006. He received his B.S. in Telecommunication engineering from Politecnico di Torino in 2004. His current research interests include Content Centric Networking, Content Delivery Networks, and Distributed Systems.

[Diego Perino]
[Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent]