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2016 IEEE/ACM Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC) (2016)
Washington, DC, USA
Oct. 27, 2016 to Oct. 28, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-5090-3322-5
pp: 14-27
This paper argues for the utility of back-end driven onloading to the edge as a way to address bandwidth use and latency challenges for future device-cloud interactions. Supporting such edge functions (EFs) requires solutions that can provide (i) fast and scalable EF provisioning and (ii) strong guarantees for the integrity of the EF execution and confidentiality of the state stored at the edge. In response to these goals, we (i) present a detailed design space exploration of the current technologies that can be leveraged in the design of edge function platforms (EFPs), (ii) develop a solution to address security concerns of EFs that leverages emerging hardware support for OS agnostic trusted execution environments such as Intel SGX enclaves, and (iii) propose and evaluate AirBox, a platform for fast, scalable and secure onloading of edge functions.
Cloud computing, Security, Servers, Libraries, Containers, Bandwidth

K. Bhardwaj, M. Shih, P. Agarwal, A. Gavrilovska, T. Kim and K. Schwan, "Fast, Scalable and Secure Onloading of Edge Functions Using AirBox," 2016 IEEE/ACM Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC), Washington, DC, USA, 2016, pp. 14-27.
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