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Kubernetes and the Edge?

Authors
  • Manaouil, Karim
  • Lebre, Adrien
Publication Date
Oct 20, 2020
Source
HAL-Descartes
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English
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Abstract

Cloud Computing infrastructures have highlighted the importance of container orchestration software to manage the life cycle of distributed applications. With the advent of Edge Computing era, DevOps expect to find features that made the success of containerized applicationsin the cloud, also at the edge. However, orchestration systems have not been designed to deal withresources geo-distribution aspects such as latency, intermittent networks, locality-awareness, etc. In other words, it is unclear whether they could be directly used on top of such massively distributed infrastructures or whether they must be revised. In this paper, we provide reflections regarding Kubernetes, the well-known container orchestration platform. More precisely, we provide two contributions. First, we discuss results we obtained during an experimental campaign we made to analyze the impact of WAN links on the vanilla Kubernetes. Second, we analyze ongoing initiatives that propose to revise part of the Kubernetes design to better address geo-distribution aspects.

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