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SLA-driven VM scheduling in mobile edge computing

Katsalis, Kostas; Papaioannou, Thanasis G; Nikaein, Navid; Tassiulas, Leandros

CLOUD 2016, 9th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing, June 27-July 2, 2016, San Francisco, USA

Mobile-Edge Computing (MEC) is about offering application developers and service providers cloud-computing capabilities and an IT service environment at the edge of the mobile network. However, although cloud computing can be used to meet traditional challenges, like scalability concerns and provide for fast resource provisioning times, a multifaceted analysis is required when it comes in multi-operator environments with time-critical applications and services. In this work, we claim that the service importance must be at the epicenter when it comes to the scheduling and placement decision of whether to deploy the service at the edge network or not. Virtual machine (VM) scheduling decisions should avoid SLA violations for popular or time-critical services, and be fair between the service providers. A Lyapunov optimization framework is derived to solve this stochastic optimization problem that aims to maximize the revenue of the physical infrastructure owner in a multi-network operator-sharing environment with time-critical SLAs. A series of simulation experiments validate the high effectiveness of the proposed approach over benchmarking ones.

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Title:SLA-driven VM scheduling in mobile edge computing
Keywords:VM scheduling, Mobile Edge Computing, Stochastic Optimization, Service Differentiation, Mobile Cloud
City:San Francisco
Department:Communication systems
Eurecom ref:4889
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Bibtex: @inproceedings{EURECOM+4889, doi = {}, year = {2016}, title = {{SLA}-driven {VM} scheduling in mobile edge computing}, author = {{K}atsalis, {K}ostas and {P}apaioannou, {T}hanasis {G} and {N}ikaein, {N}avid and {T}assiulas, {L}eandros}, booktitle = {{CLOUD} 2016, 9th {IEEE} {I}nternational {C}onference on {C}loud {C}omputing, {J}une 27-{J}uly 2, 2016, {S}an {F}rancisco, {USA}}, address = {{S}an {F}rancisco, {UNITED} {STATES}}, month = {06}, url = {} }
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