The Edge Computing paradigm is increasingly gaining traction in modern telecommunication scenarios, as it enables the offloading of computational tasks from end devices to a variety of nodes located in close proximity to them. This approach is essential for meeting the ever-stricter Quality of Service requirements imposed by modern applications. Concurrently, the advent of Data Plane Programmability allows for unmatched flexibility on the networking plane, supporting processing of multiple protocols in a logically centralized fashion with simple in-line computation, and offering the possibility to offload additional services to networking equipment. Reaping those benefits necessitates heedful management of resources and infrastructure. This, in turn, calls for the introduction of a service orchestration entity, capable of taking advantage of device heterogeneity to enable efficient and swift service provisioning. This work delves into the potential of introducing an orchestration system able to cope with the challenges of offloading security tasks at the Edge. This effort involves developing and implementing novel architectural components that capitalize on the heterogeneous nature of the Edge infrastructure as well as of the Programmable Data Plane as a potential tool for service offloading. To establish the feasibility and performance of this approach, an industrial scenario is considered, where the integrity of data from legacy devices must be ensured. Following an evaluation of the hashing performance of the Programmable Data Plane in comparison to general-purpose devices, a simulation study is conducted on the overall orchestration system, demonstrating the viability of the proposed approach.

Leveraging Data Plane Programmability to enhance service orchestration at the edge: A focus on industrial security / Pittalà, Gaetano Francesco; Rinieri, Lorenzo; Al Sadi, Amir; Davoli, Gianluca; Melis, Andrea; Prandini, Marco; Cerroni, Walter. - In: COMPUTER NETWORKS. - ISSN 1389-1286. - ELETTRONICO. - 246:(2024), pp. 110397.1-110397.13. [10.1016/j.comnet.2024.110397]

Leveraging Data Plane Programmability to enhance service orchestration at the edge: A focus on industrial security

Pittalà, Gaetano Francesco
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Rinieri, Lorenzo;Al Sadi, Amir;Davoli, Gianluca;Melis, Andrea;Prandini, Marco;Cerroni, Walter
2024

Abstract

The Edge Computing paradigm is increasingly gaining traction in modern telecommunication scenarios, as it enables the offloading of computational tasks from end devices to a variety of nodes located in close proximity to them. This approach is essential for meeting the ever-stricter Quality of Service requirements imposed by modern applications. Concurrently, the advent of Data Plane Programmability allows for unmatched flexibility on the networking plane, supporting processing of multiple protocols in a logically centralized fashion with simple in-line computation, and offering the possibility to offload additional services to networking equipment. Reaping those benefits necessitates heedful management of resources and infrastructure. This, in turn, calls for the introduction of a service orchestration entity, capable of taking advantage of device heterogeneity to enable efficient and swift service provisioning. This work delves into the potential of introducing an orchestration system able to cope with the challenges of offloading security tasks at the Edge. This effort involves developing and implementing novel architectural components that capitalize on the heterogeneous nature of the Edge infrastructure as well as of the Programmable Data Plane as a potential tool for service offloading. To establish the feasibility and performance of this approach, an industrial scenario is considered, where the integrity of data from legacy devices must be ensured. Following an evaluation of the hashing performance of the Programmable Data Plane in comparison to general-purpose devices, a simulation study is conducted on the overall orchestration system, demonstrating the viability of the proposed approach.
2024
Leveraging Data Plane Programmability to enhance service orchestration at the edge: A focus on industrial security / Pittalà, Gaetano Francesco; Rinieri, Lorenzo; Al Sadi, Amir; Davoli, Gianluca; Melis, Andrea; Prandini, Marco; Cerroni, Walter. - In: COMPUTER NETWORKS. - ISSN 1389-1286. - ELETTRONICO. - 246:(2024), pp. 110397.1-110397.13. [10.1016/j.comnet.2024.110397]
Pittalà, Gaetano Francesco; Rinieri, Lorenzo; Al Sadi, Amir; Davoli, Gianluca; Melis, Andrea; Prandini, Marco; Cerroni, Walter
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