Micro Dependability (Microdep)

The goal of the project is to document and improve the quality of the global Internet to benefit our users.

We are using novel data analysis methods in detecting and helping Network Operation Centers (NOCs) to correct faults in inter domain routing operations.

Microdep is an Internet quality measurement framework and operative measurement series covering Sikt network (Uninett) and The global research networks.

The measurements are covering inter domain issues that are normally not addressed by each operator themselves. There are more than 8000 different autonomous systems(operator numbers) in global routing.

World map with an overview of the network

About the project

  • We are using high frequency measurements - up to 100 packets per second and in that way we are able to capture the dynamics of rerouting and queue buildups that occur in the network.
  • We have introduced an innovation in network measurements by applying Big Data analytics to find events and summarize to see the big picture.
  • We are able to measure availability at unprecedented accuracy i.e. at the level of 5 nines (SLA).
  • Present participants are University of Auckland, the Research Networks AARNET, Switch, Nordunet, RNP (Brasil), Sunet, CESNET, REDIRIS and Sikt.