With more than 75 billions of objects connected by 2025, Internet of Things (IoT) is the catalyst for the digital revolution, contributing to the generation of big amounts of (transient) data, which calls into question the storage and processing performance of the conventional cloud. Moving storage resources at the edge can reduce the data retrieval latency and save core network resources, albeit the actual performance depends on the selected caching policy. Existing edge caching strategies mainly account for the content popularity as crucial decision metric and do not consider the transient feature of IoT data. In this paper, we design a caching orchestration mechanism, deployed as a network application on top of a software-defined networking Controller in charge of the edge infrastructure, which accounts for the nodes’ storage capabilities, the network links’ available bandwidth, and the IoT data lifetime and popularity. The policy decides which IoT contents have to be cached and in which node of a distributed edge deployment with limited storage resources, with the ultimate aim of minimizing the data retrieval latency. We formulate the optimal content placement through an Integer Linear Programming (ILP) problem and propose a heuristic algorithm to solve it. Results show that the proposal outperforms the considered benchmark solutions in terms of latency and cache hit probability, under all the considered simulation settings.

Caching Popular Transient IoT Contents in an SDN-based Edge Infrastructure

Ruggeri G.;Amadeo M.;Campolo C.;Molinaro A.;Iera A.
2021

Abstract

With more than 75 billions of objects connected by 2025, Internet of Things (IoT) is the catalyst for the digital revolution, contributing to the generation of big amounts of (transient) data, which calls into question the storage and processing performance of the conventional cloud. Moving storage resources at the edge can reduce the data retrieval latency and save core network resources, albeit the actual performance depends on the selected caching policy. Existing edge caching strategies mainly account for the content popularity as crucial decision metric and do not consider the transient feature of IoT data. In this paper, we design a caching orchestration mechanism, deployed as a network application on top of a software-defined networking Controller in charge of the edge infrastructure, which accounts for the nodes’ storage capabilities, the network links’ available bandwidth, and the IoT data lifetime and popularity. The policy decides which IoT contents have to be cached and in which node of a distributed edge deployment with limited storage resources, with the ultimate aim of minimizing the data retrieval latency. We formulate the optimal content placement through an Integer Linear Programming (ILP) problem and propose a heuristic algorithm to solve it. Results show that the proposal outperforms the considered benchmark solutions in terms of latency and cache hit probability, under all the considered simulation settings.
Caching
Cloud computing
Distributed databases
Edge Computing
Heuristic algorithms
Internet of Things
Internet of Things
Logic gates
Proposals
Software Defined Networking.
Transient analysis
Transient Contents
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