Efficient Cloudlet Deployment: Local Cooperation and Regional Proxy

Dawei Li, Jie Wu, Wei Chang

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Abstract

In this paper, we consider various cloudlet server deployment problems. Our goal is to reduce the cloudlet system's expected response time for mobile application requests submitted to the cloudlet. We propose two novel cloudlet server deployment strategies to achieve this goal. The first one is called local cooperation strategy, where two or more nearby cloudlet servers can help each other process the application requests. The second one is called regional proxy strategy, where service providers choose to deploy a regional proxy server that can provide service to mobile users from a comparatively larger area, while the communication delay from mobile users to the regional proxy server is kept low. We demonstrate the advantages of the two strategies over the traditional flat deployment strategy and the recently proposed hierarchical deployment strategy. Simulation results also verify that two proposed deployment strategies have great potential in reducing system's expected response time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, ICNC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages757-761
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538636527
DOIs
StatePublished - 19 Jun 2018
Event2018 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, ICNC 2018 - Maui, United States
Duration: 5 Mar 20188 Mar 2018

Other

Other2018 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, ICNC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityMaui
Period5/03/188/03/18

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Keywords

  • Cloudlet
  • edge cloud
  • local cooperation
  • mobile computing
  • regional proxy

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Li, D., Wu, J., & Chang, W. (2018). Efficient Cloudlet Deployment: Local Cooperation and Regional Proxy. In 2018 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, ICNC 2018 (pp. 757-761). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCNC.2018.8390395