Lightweight service replication for ultra-short latency applications in mobile edge networks

Ivan Farris, Tarik Taleb, Antonio Iera, Hannu Flinck

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Edge Cloud infrastructure will play a key role in extending the range of supported real-time cloud applications, by guaranteeing extremely fast response times. However, user mobility requires fast relocation of service instances, which represents an open challenge for resource-constrained cloudlets interconnected by high-latency and low-bandwidth links. In this paper, we investigate container-based virtualization techniques to support dynamic Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) environments. In particular, we design a framework to guarantee fast response time, by proactively exploiting service replication. A preliminary performance analysis is conducted to identify the possible advantages introduced by the proposed approach compared to classic migration procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2017
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467389990
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications - Paris, France
Duration: 21 May 201725 May 2017

Publication series

Name IEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607
ISSN (Electronic)1938-1883


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications
Abbreviated titleICC


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    Taleb, T., Bagaa, M., Iqbal, M., Mariouak, M. & Benkacem, I.


    Project: Business Finland: Other research funding

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