—With developments of real-time applications into data centers, the need for alternatives of the standard TCP protocol has been prime demand in several applications of data centers. The several alternatives of TCP protocol has been proposed but SCTP has edge due to its several well-built characteristics that make it capable to work efficiently. In this paper, we examine the features of SCTP into data centers like Multi-streaming and Multi-Homing over the features of TCP protocol.
In this paper, our objective is to introduce internal problems of data centers. Robust transport protocol reduces the problems with some extend. Focusing the problems of data centers, we also examine weakness of highly deployed standard TCP, and evaluate the performance of SCTP in context of faster communication for data centers. We also discover some weaknesses and shortcomings of SCTP into data centers and try to propose some ways to avoid them by maintaining SCTP native features. To validate strength and weakness of TCP and SCTP, we use ns2 for simulation in context of data center. On basis of findings, we highlight major strength of SCTP. At the end, we Implement finer grain TCP locking mechanisms for larger messages.
—Theory, experiments, design, SCTP, Data centers, TCP, simulation performance.
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Cite: Fatma Almajadub, Eman Abdelfattah, and Abdul Razaque, "Deployment of Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) to Maintain the Applications of Data Centers," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 273-280, 2014.