Falcon: A Blockchain-Based Edge Service Migration Framework in MEC

Joint Authors

Zhang, Xiangjun
Wu, Weiguo
Yang, Shiyuan
Wang, Xiong

Source

Mobile Information Systems

Issue

Vol. 2020, Issue 2020 (31 Dec. 2020), pp.1-17, 17 p.

Publisher

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Publication Date

2020-10-16

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

17

Main Subjects

Telecommunications Engineering

Abstract EN

Driven by advanced 5G cellular systems, mobile edge computing (MEC) has emerged as a promising technology that can meet the energy efficiency and latency requirements of IoT applications.

Edge service migration in the MEC environment plays an important role in ensuring user service quality and enhancing terminal computing capabilities.

Application services on the edge side should be migrated from different edge servers to edge nodes closer to users, so that services follow users and ensure high-quality services.

In addition, during the migration process, edge services face security challenges in an edge network environment without centralized management.

To tackle this challenge, this paper innovatively proposes a blockchain-based security edge service migration framework, Falcon, which uses mobile agents different from VM and container as edge service carriers, making migration more flexible.

Furthermore, we considered the dependencies between agents and designed a service migration algorithm to maximize the migration benefits and obtain better service quality.

In order to ensure the migration of edge services in a safe and reliable environment, Falcon maintains an immutable alliance chain among multiple edge clouds.

Finally, the experimental results show that “Falcon” has lower energy consumption and higher service quality.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Zhang, Xiangjun& Wu, Weiguo& Yang, Shiyuan& Wang, Xiong. 2020. Falcon: A Blockchain-Based Edge Service Migration Framework in MEC. Mobile Information Systems،Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-17.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1192498

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Wang, Xiong…[et al.]. Falcon: A Blockchain-Based Edge Service Migration Framework in MEC. Mobile Information Systems No. 2020 (2020), pp.1-17.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1192498

American Medical Association (AMA)

Zhang, Xiangjun& Wu, Weiguo& Yang, Shiyuan& Wang, Xiong. Falcon: A Blockchain-Based Edge Service Migration Framework in MEC. Mobile Information Systems. 2020. Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-17.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1192498

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references

Record ID

BIM-1192498