Consistency Guaranteed Multi Container Migration for Smart Community Network Services

W. A.P.Shanaka Abeysiriwardhana, Ryo Morishima, Tatsuki Miura, Hiroaki Nishi

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Smart Community (SC) uses IoT sensors to provide smart grid control, traffic management, and similar IoT services. These services expect to run at the network edge or fog layer to provide low latency network services, encapsulate citizens' private information, support low-cost IoT terminals from cyber-attacks, and support other cutting-edge fog and edge services. SC edge is a service platform that supports edge/fog services for IoT terminals by using Docker containers. Initially, SC edge/fog computing nodes did not support the function of service migration. However, service migration is necessary to support remote deployment and service distribution in SC networks. The existing container migration techniques focus mainly on resource utilization. However, SC services should handle loss-free data stream processing and order-preservation of network packets to gather IoT sensor data after migration. In addition, SC services require one-to-many migration to support high throughput loads when required. Therefore, this paper focuses on enhancing SC service flexibility by introducing migration for relocatable and network consistency guaranteed containerized services. SC edge proposes multiple container migration techniques that are suitable for network services. The proposed techniques can improve resource consumption, guarantee network traffic consistency, and apply one-to-many migration patterns. Layer leveraging migration (LLM) reduces the overall migration time by 10.8% for an elastic search Docker container than available Docker migration methods. Additionally, consistency guaranteed migration (CGM) is proposed to guarantee network consistency. However, CGM consumes additional resources compared to LLM for IoT data management. Finally, One to N Consistency Guaranteed Migration (O2NCGM) is proposed to support one-to-many migration with data consistency that shows similar performance to CGM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1453-1461
Number of pages9
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • container migration
  • data plane development
  • network services
  • smart community

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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