We are happy to announce that the DECENTER paper entitled: “An Application of Kubernetes Cluster Federation in Fog Computing” received the best demo award at the 24th Conference on Innovation in Clouds, Internet and Networks (ICIN 2021).
The demonstration aims at showcasing an application of a cluster federation to increase the elasticity and resilience of a Fog Computing system. Federation is performed by means of the Kubernetes Cluster Federation (KubeFed), a framework we augmented with a two-phase workload placement mechanism that smartly distributes applications’ microservices among the federated infrastructure. Despite KubeFed has been generally used in a multi-cloud environment for workloads split on different cloud providers avoiding the lock-in, in this demonstration we show that it can also be used for implementing a decentralized control plane in a highly distributed architecture where networking issues should be taken into account.
We would like to thank the ICIN 2021 organisation for giving us the opportunity to present our work to an amazing and growing community, even in a difficult period in which everything has to be organised from remote. Looking forward to contributing to the future editions of the conference!