Microcities: a Platform based on Microclouds for Neighborhood Services

Abstract : The current mobile Cloud computing trend has set the focus on the ubiquity of computation. However, the current architecture confines the cloud to datacenters, which are generally far from the user. Distance leads to increased utilization of the broadband Wide Area Network - WAN - and poor user experience, especially for interactive applications. Decentralized architectures are emerging as an alternative, but they still fail to adapt to situations where files are concurrently modified. A semi-decentralized approach which confines local traffic close to the user while still maintaining centralized characteristics, running on the users and network devices, can provide a better Quality of Experience (QoE) in large urban populations in mobile cloud networks. In this report, we propose a novel semi-centralized cloud architecture based on microclouds. Microclouds are dynamically created and allow users to contribute resources from their computers, mobile and network devices to the cloud. We present the process for building and reconfiguring the microclouds, whilst guaranteeing a high QoE to users of real-time applications. We also provide a description of a realistic mobile cloud use-case. Results from a simulation-based evaluation indicate that the microclouds architecture is able to sustain hundreds of mobile devices and provide a latency significantly lower than regular Clouds based on datacenters.
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Ismael Cuadrado-Cordero, Felix Cuadrado, Chris Phillips, Anne-Cécile Orgerie, Christine Morin. Microcities: a Platform based on Microclouds for Neighborhood Services. [Research Report] RR-8885, inria. 2016. ⟨hal-01291536⟩

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