“Towards Decentralised Resilient Community Clouds”
in 2nd Workshop on Middleware for Edge Clouds & Cloudlets, Nov. 2017.
Abstract: Recent years have seen a trend towards decentralisation - from initiatives on decentralized web to decentralized network infrastructures. In this position paper, we present an architectural vision for decentralising cloud service infrastructures. Our vision is on community cloud infrastructures on top of decentralised access infrastructures i.e. community networks, using resources pooled from the community. Our architectural vision considers some fundamental challenges of integrating the current state of the art virtualisation technologies such as Software Defined Networking (SDN) into community infrastructures which are highly unreliable. Our proposed design goal is to include lightweight network and processing virtualization with fault tolerance mechanisms to ensure sufficient level of reliability to support local services.
Research line(s): Fault and Intrusion Tolerance in Open Distributed Systems (FIT)