Monitoring in fog computing: state-of-the-art and research challenges

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Fog computing has rapidly become a widely accepted computing paradigm to mitigate cloud computing-based infrastructure limitations such as scarcity of bandwidth, large latency, security, and privacy issues. Fog computing resources and applications dynamically vary at run-time, and they are highly distributed, mobile, and appear-disappear rapidly at any time over the internet. Therefore, to ensure the quality of service and experience for end-users, it is necessary to comply with a comprehensive monitoring approach. However, the volatility and dynamism characteristics of fog resources make the monitoring design complex and cumbersome. The aim of this article is therefore three-fold: 1) to analyse fog computing-based infrastructures and existing monitoring solutions; 2) to highlight the main requirements and challenges based on a taxonomy; 3) to identify open issues and potential future research directions.
Fog computing, Edge computing, Cloud computing, Resource monitoring and management
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Abreha, H. G., Bernardos, C. J., Oliva, A. D. L., Cominardi, L. & Azcorra, A. (2021). Monitoring in fog computing: state-of-the-art and research challenges. International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, 36(2), 114.