Issue No. 06 - Nov.-Dec. (2016 vol. 3)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCC.2016.124
Massimo Villari , University of Messina
Maria Fazio , University of Messina
Schahram Dustdar , TU Wien
Omer Rana , Cardiff University
Rajiv Ranjan , Newcastle University
Osmotic computing is a new paradigm to support the efficient execution of Internet of Things (IoT) services and applications at the network edge. This paradigm is founded on the need for a holistic distributed system abstraction enabling the deployment of lightweight microservices on resource-constrained IoT platforms at the network edge, coupled with more complex microservices running on large-scale datacenters. This paradigm is driven by the significant increase in resource capacity/capability at the network edge, along with support for data transfer protocols that enable such resources to interact more seamlessly with datacenter-based services. This installment of "Blue Skies" discusses osmotic computing features, challenges, and future directions.
edge cloud integration, cloud computing, Internet of Things, edge computing
M. Villari, M. Fazio, S. Dustdar, O. Rana and R. Ranjan, "Osmotic Computing: A New Paradigm for Edge/Cloud Integration," in IEEE Cloud Computing, vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 76-83, 2016.