Scalability of an end-to-end architecture

When applied to network monitoring, the above architectures overlook a problem, which becomes evident when Grid size scales up: the number of network resources, intended as paths interconnecting edge resources, grows with the square of Grid size.

The case of resources that are bound to a node is quite different from the case of resources that represent communication between nodes: the former grow with the number of nodes, the latter with its square.

As a consequence, representing communication resources using end-to-end characteristics may limit the scalability of a monitoring architecture.

In addition, availability of end-to-end measurements implies that:

A user perspective

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