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Towards container orchestration in fog computing infrastructures

: Hoque, Saiful; Brito, Mathias Santos de; Magedanz, Thomas; Willner, Alexander; Keil, Oliver


Reisman, Sorel (Ed.) ; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-; IEEE Computer Society:
IEEE 41st Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference Workshops, COMPSACW 2017. Proceedings : 4-8 July 2017, Torino, Italy
Los Alamitos, Calif.: IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services (CPS), 2017
ISBN: 978-1-5386-0367-3
ISSN: 0730-3157
Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC) <41, 2017, Torino>
International Workshop on Fog Computing and Networking (FCN) <1, 2017, Torino>
Fraunhofer FOKUS ()

The Cloud Computing paradigm promoted the outsourcing of IT infrastructure and enterprise applications paving the way to save costs of building and maintaining computing infrastructures on-premise. In this environment, scale up of applications to attend demands in high peaks become easier and highly automated. Virtualization was a key technology to enable these characteristics. Nowadays, Container technology became popular as an alternative to Virtual Machines, and is being widely applied, as a consequence, Orchestration tools are being extensively applied in the Cloud environment. Despite its success, when it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing falls short to meet several requirements. Fog Computing appear as a complimentary technology to the Cloud to deliver the missing requirements in the IoT scene. Managing services deployed in a Fog Environment is a complex task and infrastructure management and orchestration tools can make it seamless. In this paper, we evaluate how Containers can affect the overall performance of applications in Fog Nodes. We analyze different Container Orchestration tools and how they meet Fog requirements to run applications. We also propose a Container Orchestration Framework for Fog Computing infrastructures.