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Fog Computing Platform Microservices Framework Description

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Technical Report,01 Oct 2018,30 Sep 2019

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Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United States

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The Internet of Things relies on centralized Cloud computing and highly reliable networking. When applied to the battlefield, the anticipated benefits to the warrior include increased battlefield awareness and Anticipatory Analytics that exploit the explosion of available data. The battlefield environment, however, is contested by the adversary through electronic and cyber-warfare and does not support a highly reliable network or Cloud computing. Through Fog Computing we are able to work in a contested network and provide the benefits of Cloud computing without a Cloud, using devices that are much lower SWaP size, weight, and power than traditional architectures required for big data, artificial intelligence, and other computation-heavy tasks. Fog Computing combines all battlefield compute resources to form a robust, resilient, distributed computational capability providing Cloud benefits closer to the edge. This report documents the framework for microservices in Fog Computing.

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  • Computer Systems
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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