MockFog 2.0: Automated Execution of Fog Application Experiments in the Cloud

Abstract

Fog computing is an emerging computing paradigm that uses processing and storage capabilities located at the edge, in the cloud, and possibly in between. Testing and benchmarking fog applications, however, is hard since runtime infrastructure will typically be in use or may not exist, yet. In this paper, we propose an approach that emulates such infrastructure in the cloud. Developers can freely design emulated fog infrastructure, configure performance characteristics, manage application components, and orchestrate their experiments. We also present our proof-of-concept implementation MockFog 2.0. We use MockFog 2.0 to evaluate a fog-based smart factory application and showcase how its features can be used to study the impact of infrastructure changes and workload variations.

Publication
IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing
Jonathan Hasenburg
Jonathan Hasenburg
Research Associate & PhD Student

My research focuses primarily on the optimization of publish/subscribe systems for mobile IoT applications by using geo-context information.