Edge computing architectures

Dao, Nhu Ngoc; Tran, Quang Dieu; Dinh, Ngoc Thanh; Cho, Sungrae; Braun, Torsten (2020). Edge computing architectures. In: Taheri, Javid; Deng, Shuiguang (eds.) Edge computing: Models, technologies and applications (pp. 27-44). London, UK: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) 10.1049/PBPC033E

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By considering an edge computing platform as one of the main computing tiers in a fully comprehensive cloudisation model, this chapter first discusses the distinguished features of edge computing compared to other platforms from the perspectives of service, operation and control. In addition, a local view of the intrinsic architecture of an edge computing host is analysed. Subsequently, a standard reference architecture of the edge computing platform is presented, which defines the internal and external interfaces among components at the computing host and system levels. The reference architecture is matched to the network function virtualisation management and orchestration (NFV MANO) model for consideration as a virtualised network function (VNF). In particular, the position and roles of VNF edge computing in the standard mobile network reference model are demonstrated. Finally, the open issues and challenges are presented by way of conclusion.

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Book Section (Book Chapter)


08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF) > Communication and Distributed Systems (CDS)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF)

UniBE Contributor:

Dao, Nhu Ngoc and Braun, Torsten


000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
500 Science > 510 Mathematics




The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)




Dimitrios Xenakis

Date Deposited:

04 Nov 2019 11:07

Last Modified:

06 Oct 2020 11:04

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

mobile computing; virtualisation; computer network management; edge computing platform; standard reference architecture; edge computing architectures; fully comprehensive cloudisation model; standard mobile network reference model; network function virtualisation management; system levels; edge computing host; VNF edge computing



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