Implementation and Simulation of Handover Techniques to Guarantee Service Continuity through Microservices at Edge

Luigi Bitonti, Mauro Tropea

Abstract

Edge computing is a mesh network of micro data centers, capable of processing and storing critical data locally, and of transmitting all data received and / or processed to a central data center or to a cloud storage repository. With this paradigm, data, applications and computational services are brought from the cloud servers to the margins of the network. To divide their computational power, virtual hosts are distributed within a single physical host through virtualization. One of the virtualization techniques that is spreading is containerized programming. In this paper, the concepts just mentioned will be applied to a use case, to ensuring continuity of service to vehicles traveling on a fast-moving road and which are managed by Edge technology. Two handover algorithms supported by microservices at Edge are proposed and performance assessed.

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