Stochastic Dynamic Cache Partitioning for Encrypted Content Delivery
2016 (English)In: 2016 28TH INTERNATIONAL TELETRAFFIC CONGRESS (ITC 28), VOL 1, IEEE Press, 2016, 139-147 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In-network caching is an appealing solution to cope with the increasing bandwidth demand of video, audio and data transfer over the Internet. Nonetheless, an increasing share of content delivery services adopt encryption through HTTPS, which is not compatible with traditional ISP-managed approaches like transparent and proxy caching. This raises the need for solutions involving both Internet Service Providers (ISP) and Content Providers (CP): by design, the solution should preserve business-critical CP information (e.g., content popularity, user preferences) on the one hand, while allowing for a deeper integration of caches in the ISP architecture (e.g., in 5G femto-cells) on the other hand. In this paper we address this issue by considering a content-oblivious ISP-operated cache. The ISP allocates the cache storage to various content providers so as to maximize the bandwidth savings provided by the cache: the main novelty lies in the fact that, to protect business-critical information, ISPs only need to measure the aggregated miss rates of the individual CPs and do not need to be aware of the objects that are requested, as in classic caching. We propose a cache allocation algorithm based on a perturbed stochastic subgradient method, and prove that the algorithm converges close to the allocation that maximizes the overall cache hit rate. We use extensive simulations to validate the algorithm and to assess its convergence rate under stationary and non-stationary content popularity. Our results (i) testify the feasibility of content-oblivious caches and (ii) show that the proposed algorithm can achieve within 10% from the global optimum in our evaluation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE Press, 2016. 139-147 p.
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-203184ISI: 000393569000017ISBN: 978-0-9883-0451-2 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-203184DiVA: diva2:1081593
28th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC), SEP 12-16, 2016, Univ Wurzburg, Wurzburg, GERMANY
QC 201703142017-03-142017-03-142017-03-14Bibliographically approved