A Fuzzy Controller for Self-adaptive Lightweight Edge Container Orchestration

Fabian Gand, Ilenia Fronza, Nabil El Ioini, Hamid Barzegar, Shelernaz Azimi, Claus Pahl

Abstract

Edge clusters consisting of small and affordable single-board devices are used in a range of different applications such as microcontrollers regulating an industrial process or controllers monitoring and managing traffic roadside. We call this wider context of computational infrastructure between the sensor and Internet-of-Things world and centralised cloud data centres the edge or edge computing. Despite the growing hardware capabilities of edge devices, resources are often still limited and need to be used intelligently. This can achieved by providing a self-adaptive scaling component in these clusters that is capable of scaling individual parts of the application running in the cluster. We propose an auto-scalable container-based cluster architecture for lightweight edge devices. A serverless architecture is at the core of the management solution. Our auto-scaler as the key component of this architecture is based on fuzzy logic in order to address challenges arising from an uncertain environment. In this context, it is crucial to evaluate the capabilities and limitations of the application in a real-world context. Our results show that the proposed platform architecture, the implemented application and the scaling functionality meet the set requirements and offer a basis for lightweight edge computing.

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Gand F., Fronza I., El Ioini N., Barzegar H., Azimi S. and Pahl C. (2020). A Fuzzy Controller for Self-adaptive Lightweight Edge Container Orchestration.In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER, ISBN 978-989-758-424-4, pages 79-90. DOI: 10.5220/0009379600790090


in Bibtex Style

@conference{closer20,
author={Fabian Gand and Ilenia Fronza and Nabil El Ioini and Hamid Barzegar and Shelernaz Azimi and Claus Pahl},
title={A Fuzzy Controller for Self-adaptive Lightweight Edge Container Orchestration},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,},
year={2020},
pages={79-90},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009379600790090},
isbn={978-989-758-424-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,
TI - A Fuzzy Controller for Self-adaptive Lightweight Edge Container Orchestration
SN - 978-989-758-424-4
AU - Gand F.
AU - Fronza I.
AU - El Ioini N.
AU - Barzegar H.
AU - Azimi S.
AU - Pahl C.
PY - 2020
SP - 79
EP - 90
DO - 10.5220/0009379600790090