[C42] - A Fog-based framework for IoT service provisioning

B. Donassolo, I. Fajjari, A. Legrand, and P. Mertikopoulos. In CCNC '19: Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Conference on Consumer Communications & Networking, 2019.


To this day, the Internet of Things (IoT) continues its explosive growth. Nevertheless, with the exceptional evolution of traffic demand, existing infrastructures are struggling to resist. In this context, Fog computing is shaping the future of IoT applications. It offers nearby computational, networking and storage resources to respond to the stringent requirements of these applications. However, despite its several advantages, Fog computing raises new challenges which slow its adoption down. Hence, there is a lack of practical solutions to enable the exploitation of this novel concept. To deal with this shortcoming, we propose FITOR, an orchestration system for IoT applications in a Fog environment. This solution builds a realistic Fog environment while offering efficient orchestration mechanisms. In order to optimize the provisioning of Fog-Enabled IoT applications, FITOR relies on O-FSP, an optimized fog service provisioning strategy which aims to minimize the provisioning cost of IoT applications, while meeting their requirements. Based on extensive experiments, the results obtained show that O-FSP optimizes the placement of IoT applications and outperforms the related strategies in terms of i) provisioning cost ii) resource usage and iii) acceptance rate.

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