Dynamic edge-caching for mobile users: minimising inter-AS traffic by moving cloud services and VMs

Sardis, Fragkiskos, Mapp, Glenford, Loo, Jonathan and Aiash, Mahdi (2014) Dynamic edge-caching for mobile users: minimising inter-AS traffic by moving cloud services and VMs. In: 2014 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (WAINA), 13-16 May 2014, Victoria, Canada.

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Abstract

In recent years, Cloud technology has revolutionized the way services are delivered to end-users. The advent of truly mobile computing in the form of smart phones and tablets has also driven the demand for Cloud resources in order to compensate for the inherent lack of local resources on these devices. Furthermore, modern mobile devices are equipped with multiple network interfaces and in combination with the rapid deployment of wireless networks, it is expected that they will always have Internet connectivity and access to Cloud resources. In this paper we will focus on traffic management for interactive multimedia services accessed by a mobile user by means of dynamic migration of a Virtual Machine. Network performance measurements are taken from a network of virtualization-enabled hosts that perform live migrations of a Virtual Machine which hosts multimedia content. The data is used as input to an equation that determines whether a migration would be beneficial in terms of traffic localization based on a user's mobility characteristics and network usage patterns. The contribution of this paper lies in the proposed mechanism of managing traffic for interactive services in the context of mobile cloud computing. This helps alleviate the increased network costs introduced by dynamic migrations driven by Quality of Service parameters and may result in increased network traffic for the benefit of improved QoS.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISBN: 9781479926534
Identifier: 10.1109/WAINA.2014.32
Page Range: pp. 144-149
Additional Information: © 2014 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Uncontrolled Keywords: virtualisation, live migration, cloud gaming, traffic management, mobile cloud
Subjects: Computing > Systems > Computer networking
Computing
Depositing User: Jonathan Loo
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2017 15:38
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 11:55
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/3498

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