A Software-Defined-Networking-Enabled Approach for Edge-Cloud Computing in the Internet of Things

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Publication Type:
Journal Article
IEEE Network, 2021, 35, (5), pp. 66-73
Issue Date:
Full metadata record
The proliferation of smart devices has led to a huge amount of data streaming in the Internet of Things (IoT). However, the resource-limited devices cannot satisfy the demands of computing-in-tensive but delay-sensitive applications. The data delivery among devices may be tampered with by malicious users. These pose new challenges to provide secure and intelligent services in IoT. Blockchain and reinforcement learning (RL) are promising techniques for establishing a secure environment and intelligent resource management. In this article, we introduce a novel software defined networking (SDN)-enabled architecture for edge-cloud orchestrated computing to support secure and intelligent services in IoT. We first introduce the SDN-enabled architecture by integrating cloud computing, edge computing, and IoT networks. Then we provide several applications of SDN-enabled architecture in edge-cloud orchestrated computing. Next, we propose the blockchain and RL envisioned solutions to implement secure and intelligent services in IoT. Moreover, a case study of blockchain- and RL-enabled secure and intelligent computing offloading is presented to validate its effectiveness. We finally provide our conclusion and discuss several promising research directions.
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: