The need for faster and higher-capacity networks that can sustain modern, high-demanding applications has driven the development of 5G technology. Moreover, low-latency communication (1ms - 10ms) is a key requirement of 5G systems. Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) can be leveraged to attain the 5G objectives, since it allows the shift of part of services towards the vicinity of users, allowing the infrastructure to host various services closer to its end-users. Motivated by the evolutionof real-time applications, we propose and evaluate two different mechanisms to improve the end-user experience by leveraging container-based live migration technologies. The first solution is aware of the users’ mobility patterns, while the other is oblivious to the users’ paths. Our results display a closer to 50% reduction on downtime, which shows the efficiency of the proposed solutions compared to prior works based on either a similar underlying technology, i.e., LXC or Docker.
MATILDA: A Holistic, innovative framework for the design, development and orchestration of 5G-ready applications and network services over sliced programmable infrastructure
01/06/2017 → 31/12/2020
Projekti: EU: Framework programmes funding