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Technique to distribute data among internet connected devices in a distributed manner in order to reduce load on central infrastructure.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234683D
Publication Date: 2014-Jan-28
Document File: 8 page(s) / 214K

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Abstract

This article dislcoses a technique to enable peer to peer data sharing among network connected devices with limited involvement of central infrastructure. This article address the problem of setting up huge central infrastructure for serving millions of clients typically involved in platforms like social media or internet of things.

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Technique to distribute data among internet connected devices in a distributed manner in order to reduce load on central infrastructure .

With the advent of social media, there are millions of users connecting to computer networks and data centres. To serve the Internet Scale of users, whose numbers touching hundreds of millions requires an unprecedented investment in infrastructure and data centres. Keeping these data centres running is a huge cost and also has a significant environmental impact. The current general approach in serving the data to million of clients is through a central or multiple data centres. This approach requires to set-up huge infrastructures to serve clients. The approach defined in this article helps reduce the load on central data serving infrastructure by enabling sharing of data among the clients. In a typical social networking portals, a data update (hereby called as

post ) is done by one client and then shared to multiple clients who have subscribed to that post. So in currently implemented central data serving model, a single post has to be sent to multiple clients at different times, whenever each client connects and requests for that post. So in a typical environment, if one post has 100 subscribers, the central data serving infrastructure would have to serve this post to 100 subscribers at potentially 100 different times. In the model proposed in this disclosure, once the 1st subscriber gets the post, that subscriber would share it with other subscribers of the same post. This method would result in significantly reducing the load on central infrastructure as clients would share the feeds with each other whenever possible. This would result in lesser cost of hosting infrastructure as same infrastructure would now serve more clients.

The scenario described in the proposed technique only one of the application. It can have a wide range of applications specially in Internet of Things (IOT) framework where millions of devices would need to talk to each other in an independent way without passing the data through central infrastructure.

The proposed technique requires all the clients to be accessible directly via IPv6 protocol, which is going to be a de-facto standard for Internet of Things (IOT) technologies.

This article describes an intelligent approach of sharing information with each other without involving a central infrastructure. The proposed approach would have application in multiple domains like social media where millions of devices share updates with each other using the central infrastructure. Other areas of applications include internet of things frameworks where millions of devices would be connected to internet and need to talk to each other. The approach proposed in this disclosure uses an example of social media network to describe how the load on central infrastructure would be reduced by using intelligent peer-to-peer connection method for sharing data. This can be applied to oth...