Giving users an edge: A flexible Cloud model and its application for multimedia
We present the Edge Cloud architecture and explore how the user's experience of the Internet is enhanced through its use, by moving desktop functionality within the network, in the Void environment. We explore how this model allows us to expand the range of benefits of using the Internet Cloud model, especially when it comes to media processing and user customization. A prototype that transcodes audio/video stream inside the Cloud has been implemented and presented. The prototype is deployed in two different environments: in a local lab and in the Amazon EC2 public Cloud. We also study the performance of the prototype by analyzing the inter-arrival jitter. âº Desktop functions move into the Edge Cloud, supported by our Void model. âº Void extends Cloud services, especially for media processing and user customization. âº Implementation of a prototype that transcodes audio/video streams inside the Cloud. âº Deployment of the prototype in two places: in our lab and in the Amazon EC2 Cloud. âº Inter-arrival jitter analysis shows that overall performance is not unduly penalized.