Fuzzy-based microservice resource management platform for edge computing in the internet of things

David Chunhu Li, Chiing Ting Huang, Chia Wei Tseng, Li Der Chou

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Abstract

Edge computing exhibits the advantages of real-time operation, low latency, and low network cost. It has become a key technology for realizing smart Internet of Things applications. Microservices are being used by an increasing number of edge computing networks because of their sufficiently small code, reduced program complexity, and flexible deployment. However, edge computing has more limited resources than cloud computing, and thus edge computing networks have higher requirements for the overall resource scheduling of running microservices. Accordingly, the resource management of microservice applications in edge computing networks is a crucial issue. In this study, we developed and implemented a microservice resource management platform for edge computing networks. We designed a fuzzy-based microservice computing resource scaling (FMCRS) algorithm that can dynamically control the resource expansion scale of microservices. We proposed and implemented two microservice resource expansion methods based on the resource usage of edge network computing nodes. We conducted the experimental analysis in six scenarios and the experimental results proved that the designed microservice resource management platform can reduce the response time for microservice resource adjustments and dynamically expand mi-croservices horizontally and vertically. Compared with other state-of-the-art microservice resource management methods, FMCRS can reduce sudden surges in overall network resource allocation, and thus, it is more suitable for the edge computing microservice management environment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3800
JournalSensors (Switzerland)
Volume21
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2021

Keywords

  • Edge computing
  • Fuzzy system
  • Internet of Things
  • Microservice
  • Resource management
  • Scaling

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