A4 Article in conference proceedings
Virtualization at the network edge: A technology perspective




List of Authors: Kakakhel Syed, Mukkala Lauri, Westerlund Tomi, Plosila Juha
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Publication year: 2018
Book title *: 2018 Third International Conference on Fog and Mobile Edge Computing (FMEC)
Journal name in source: 2018 3rd International Conference on Fog and Mobile Edge Computing, FMEC 2018
ISBN: 978-1-5386-5897-0
eISBN: 978-1-5386-5896-3

Abstract

Container-based virtualization offers a very feasible alternative to heavyweights like KVM or XEN. Containers are lightweight and offer near-native performance. They are also easy to deploy because of continuous integration/development tools and environments. This paper offers a brief introduction to containers, defines its properties and provides use-cases in the context of those properties. Secondly, we look at the live migration of stateful applications via containers. Live migration is a promising technique at the network edge to unload computing to other nodes to expand the use of fog computing / mobile-edge computing. Our experiment shows that live migration of stateful applications can result in three different types of errors, namely, resend, reprocessed and wrong-order errors.


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