Mobile Edge Provision with Flexible Deployment

Hao, Pingting and Hu, Liang and Jiang, Jingyan and Hu, Jiejun and Che, Xilong (2019) Mobile Edge Provision with Flexible Deployment. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, 12 (5). pp. 750-761. ISSN 1939-1374

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The Mobile Edge Network (MEN) has emerged as the basic infrastructure to support fifth-generation networks, mobile edge computing and fog computing. The characteristics of mobility must be addressed to guarantee the quality of service in MENs. As one of the critical problems in MENs, flexible deployment plays a part in exploiting edge networks. Despite the abundance of recently proposed strategies, most concentrate on the change in user demands and inevitably ignore the influence for the user mobility, which is common in future networks. We propose Provision for Mobile Edge Computing (PMEC), a prototype that takes advantage of storage devices with flexible placement. In PMEC, we accommodate various considerations and select different storage devices to cache, deploying the cache with the relationship of a two-tiered structure in the MEN. Thus, we construct a flexible overlay network with the objective of minimizing the cost in a two-tiered edge network. Based on the analysis of the problem, we solve the two-tiered placement from bottom to top using the dynamic minimal spanning tree (MST) algorithm and design two algorithms for each tier including the basic algorithm and the improved algorithms. The simulation is conducted on realistic data to demonstrate the performance of our algorithms.

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