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MiCADO-Edge: Towards an Application-level Orchestrator for the Cloud-to-Edge Computing Continuum

Ullah, Amjad; Dagdeviren, Huseyin; Ariyattu, Resmi C.; DesLauriers, James; Kiss, Tamas; Bowden, James


Huseyin Dagdeviren

Resmi C. Ariyattu

James DesLauriers

Tamas Kiss

James Bowden


Automated deployment and run-time management of microservices-based applications in cloud computing environments is relatively well studied with several mature solutions. However, managing such applications and tasks in the cloud-to-edge continuum is far from trivial, with no robust, production-level solutions currently available. This paper presents our first attempt to extend an application-level cloud orchestration framework called MiCADO to utilise edge and fog worker nodes. The paper illustrates how MiCADO-Edge can automatically deploy complex sets of interconnected microservices in such multi-layered cloud-to-edge environments. Additionally, it shows how monitoring information can be collected from such services and how complex, user- defined run-time management policies can be enforced on application components running at any layer of the architecture. The implemented solution is demonstrated and evaluated using two realistic case studies from the areas of video processing and secure healthcare data analysis.


Ullah, A., Dagdeviren, H., Ariyattu, R. C., DesLauriers, J., Kiss, T., & Bowden, J. (2021). MiCADO-Edge: Towards an Application-level Orchestrator for the Cloud-to-Edge Computing Continuum. Journal of Grid Computing, 19(4), Article 47.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 17, 2021
Online Publication Date Nov 2, 2021
Publication Date 2021-12
Deposit Date Nov 4, 2021
Publicly Available Date Nov 5, 2021
Journal Journal of Grid Computing
Print ISSN 1570-7873
Electronic ISSN 1572-9184
Publisher Springer
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 19
Issue 4
Article Number 47
Keywords Application-level orchestration, Cloud-Fog-Edge ecosystems, Cloud-to-Edge continuum, IoT applications orchestration, Orchestration of microservices, Deployment and run-time management
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