Improving shared access to Cloud of Things resources.

Al Rawahi, A.S. ORCID: 0000-0003-1990-5101, 2019. Improving shared access to Cloud of Things resources. PhD, Nottingham Trent University.

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Abstract

Cloud of Things (CoT) is an emerging paradigm that integrates Cloud Computing and Internet of Things (IoT) to support a wide range of real-world applications. Resource allocation plays a vital role in CoT, especially when allocating IoT physical resources to Cloud-based applications to ensure seamless application execution. Due to the heterogeneity and the constrained capacities of IoT resources, resource allocation is a challenge. This complexity leads to missing/limiting shared access to the IoT physical resources and consequently lessen the reusability of the resources across multiple applications. This issue results in, 1) replicating IoT deployments making them expensive and not feasible for many prospective users, 2) existing IoT infrastructures are over-provisioned to meet the unpredictable application requirements in which resources may be significantly underutilised, and 3) the adoption of CoT is slowed.

Improving shared access to CoT resources can provide efficient resource allocation, improve resource utilisation and likely to reduce the cost of IoT deployments. Existing solutions include small-scale, hardware and platform-dependent mechanisms to enable or improve shared access to IoT resources. The research presented in this thesis considers trading CoT resources in a marketplace as an approach to improve shared access to CoT resources. It proposes a solution to Cot resource allocation that re-imagines CoT resources as commodities that can be provided and consumed by the marketplace participants.

The novel contributions of the research presented in this thesis are summarised as follows: 1) a model to describe and quantify the value of CoT resources, 2) a resource sharing and allocation strategy called Exclusive Shared Access (ESA) to CoT resources, 3) a QoS-aware optimisation model for trading CoT resources as a single and multipleobjective optimisation problem, and 4) a marketplace architecture and experimental evaluation to verify its performance and scalability.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Al Rawahi, A.S.
Date: October 2019
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Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Jeremy Silvester
Date Added: 09 Jul 2020 11:33
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2020 11:33
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/40197

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