[Edge-computing] Classifying edge-site scenarios / Identifying expected features

Allison Randal allison at lohutok.net
Tue Jan 9 23:00:08 UTC 2018

Following up on the conversation in the call today, have folks on the
list read "My VM is Lighter (and Safer) than your Container"[0]? It's a
good example of the kind of work we could do now on OpenStack, if we
select a small number of representative use cases/scenarios, build
sample deployments, and share concrete data with developers on specific
changes we need in OpenStack. This kind of work can be ongoing at the
same time as higher-level and broader-scope conversations about areas
where we're still unsure of the best architecture or implementation details.


[0] Filipe Manco, Costin Lupu, Florian Schmidt, Jose Mendes, Simon
Kuenzer, Sumit Sati, Kenichi Yasukata, Costin Raiciu, and Felipe Huici
(2017) "My VM is Lighter (and Safer) than your Container." In
Proceedings of the 26th Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP
'17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 218-233. DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1145/3132747.3132763, Also available at:

On 01/05/2018 06:53 PM, lebre.adrien at free.fr wrote:
> Hi, 
> Following the LTE discussion, I'm wondering whether we should not try to classify the edge-site scenarios by level of the complexity (i.e., features/capabilities each scenario implies/requires).
> A possible classification can start with: 
> a) An edge infrastructure composed of several edge sites operated by a same organisation with WAN wired connections. 
> b) The same infrastructure but with LTE connections
> c) Scenario a) but where the edge infrastructure is spread over several edge sites belonging to different organisations/operators
> d) scenario c) but with LTE
> e) ..
> In parallel, we can try to identify w.r.t these scenarios what are the expected features/services from the administrator viewpoint and then from the developers viewpoint.
> I have the feeling that we all have relevant scenarios with specifics according to our targets. Having a classification can allow us to move forward by just focusing on classes instead of each particular scenario independently. 
> My two cents, 
> ad_ri3n_
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