Research challenges in nextgen service orchestration

Vaquero, Luis M. and Cuadrado, Felix and Elkhatib, Yehia and Bernal-Bernabe, Jorge and Srirama, Satish N. and Zhani, Mohamed Faten (2019) Research challenges in nextgen service orchestration. Future Generation Computer Systems, 90. pp. 20-38. ISSN 0167-739X

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Fog/edge computing, function as a service, and programmable infrastructures, like software-defined networking or network function virtualisation, are becoming ubiquitously used in modern Information Technology infrastructures. These technologies change the characteristics and capabilities of the underlying computational substrate where services run (e.g. higher volatility, scarcer computational power, or programmability). As a consequence, the nature of the services that can be run on them changes too (smaller codebases, more fragmented state, etc.). These changes bring new requirements for service orchestrators, which need to evolve so as to support new scenarios where a close interaction between service and infrastructure becomes essential to deliver a seamless user experience. Here, we present the challenges brought forward by this new breed of technologies and where current orchestration techniques stand with regards to the new challenges. We also present a set of promising technologies that can help tame this brave new world.

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Future Generation Computer Systems
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Future Generation Computer Systems. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Future Generation Computer Systems, 90, 2019 DOI: 10.1016/j.future.2018.07.039
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