Enabling the orchestration of IoT slices through edge and cloud microservice platforms

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dc.contributor.author Fernandez, Juan Manuel
dc.contributor.author Vidal Fernández, Iván
dc.contributor.author Valera Pintor, Francisco
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-12T10:27:19Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-12T10:27:19Z
dc.date.issued 2019-07-05
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Fernandez, J.-M.; Vidal, I.; Valera, F. Enabling the Orchestration of IoT Slices through Edge and Cloud Microservice Platforms. Sensors 2019, 19, 2980.
dc.identifier.issn 1424-8220
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/31373
dc.description.abstract This article addresses one of the main challenges related to the practical deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions: the coordinated operation of entities at different infrastructures to support the automated orchestration of end-to-end Internet of Things services. This idea is referred to as "Internet of Things slicing" and is based on the network slicing concept already defined for the Fifth Generation (5G) of mobile networks. In this context, we present the architectural design of a slice orchestrator addressing the aforementioned challenge, based on well-known standard technologies and protocols. The proposed solution is able to integrate existing technologies, like cloud computing, with other more recent technologies like edge computing and network slicing. In addition, a functional prototype of the proposed orchestrator has been implemented, using open-source software and microservice platforms. As a first step to prove the practical feasibility of our solution, the implementation of the orchestrator considers cloud and edge domains. The validation results obtained from the prototype prove the feasibility of the solution from a functional perspective, verifying its capacity to deploy Internet of Things related functions even on resource constrained platforms. This approach enables new application models where these Internet of Things related functions can be onboarded on small unmanned aerial vehicles, offering a flexible and cost-effective solution to deploy these functions at the network edge. In addition, this proposal can also be used on commercial cloud platforms, like the Google Compute Engine, showing that it can take advantage of the benefits of edge and cloud computing respectively
dc.description.sponsorship The work of Ivan Vidal and Francisco Valera was partially supported by the European H2020 5GinFIRE project (grant agreement 732497), and by the 5GCity project (TEC2016-76795-C6-3-R) funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher MDPI
dc.rights © 2019 by the authors
dc.rights Atribución 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Edge computing
dc.subject.other Internet of things (Iot)
dc.subject.other Lot slice
dc.subject.other Microservice
dc.subject.other Network slicing
dc.subject.other Orchestration
dc.subject.other Small unmanned aerial vehicle (Suav)
dc.title Enabling the orchestration of IoT slices through edge and cloud microservice platforms
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Telecomunicaciones
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/s19132980
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/732497 (5GinFIRE)
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. TEC2016-76795-C6-3-R
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1
dc.identifier.publicationissue 13, 2980
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 29
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Sensors
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 19
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000024981
dc.contributor.funder European Commission
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (España)
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