In computer networking: “Resilience is the ability to provide and maintain an acceptable level of service in the face of faults and challenges to normal operation.” Threats and challenges for services can range from simple misconfiguration over large scale natural disasters to targeted attacks. As such, network resilience touches a very wide range of topics. In order to increase the resilience of a given communication network, the probable challenges and risks have to be identified and appropriate resilience metrics have to be defined for the service to be protected.
These services include:
- supporting distributed processing
- supporting networked storage
- maintaining service of communication services such as
- access to applications and data as needed
- The ResiliNets Research Initiative definition of resilience.
- The ResumeNet Project - The need for resilience in current and future networks
- Smith, P. et al., "Network resilience: a systematic approach", IEEE Communications Magazine, vol.49, no.7, pp.88-97, July 2011. DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.2011.5936160
- Abdul Jabbar Mohammad, David Hutchison, and James P.G. Sterbenz "Poster: Towards Quantifying Metrics for Resilient and Survivable Networks", 14th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP 2006), Santa Barbara, California, USA, November 2006
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