Edge-as-a-Service: Towards Distributed Cloud Architectures

Blesson Varghese, Nan Wang, Jianyu Li, Dimitrios S. Nikolopoulos

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We present an Edge-as-a-Service (EaaS) platform for realising distributed cloud architectures and integrating the edge of the network in the computing ecosystem. The EaaS platform is underpinned by (i) a lightweight discovery protocol that identifies edge nodes and make them publicly accessible in a computing environment, and (ii) a scalable resource provisioning mechanism for offloading workloads from the cloud on to the edge for servicing multiple user requests. We validate the feasibility of EaaS on an online game use-case to highlight the improvement in the QoS of the application hosted on our cloud-edge platform. On this platform we demonstrate (i) low overheads of less than 6%, (ii) reduced data traffic to the cloud by up to 95% and (iii) minimised application latency between 40%-60%
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Parallel Computing
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2017
EventInternational Conference on Parallel Computing - Bologna, Italy
Duration: 12 Sept 201715 Sept 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Parallel Computing
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Print)0927-5452


ConferenceInternational Conference on Parallel Computing


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