dist preprint for arxiv.pdf (276.45 kB)
Download file

Asynchronous Distributed Protocol for Service Provisioning in the Edge-Cloud Continuum

Download (276.45 kB)
posted on 2023-05-10, 19:46 authored by Itamar CohenItamar Cohen, Carla Fabiana Chiasserini, Paolo Giaccone

 In the edge-cloud continuum, datacenters provide microservices (MSs) to mobile users, with each MS having specific latency constraints and computational requirements. Deploying such a variety of MSs matching their requirements with the available computing resources is challenging. In addition, time-critical MSs may have to be migrated as the users move, to keep meeting their latency constraints. Unlike previous work relying on a central orchestrator with an always-updated global view of the available resources and of the users’ locations, this work envisions a distributed solution to the above issues. In particular, we propose a distributed asynchronous protocol for MS deployment in the cloud-edge continuum that (i) dramatically reduces the system overhead compared to a centralized approach, and (ii) increases the system stability by avoiding having a single point of failure as in the case of a central orchestrator. Our solution ensures cost-efficient feasible placement of MSs, while using negligible bandwidth. 


Email Address of Submitting Author

ORCID of Submitting Author


Submitting Author's Institution

Ariel University

Submitting Author's Country

  • Israel

Usage metrics