Consideration on Applying ICN to Edge Computing
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icnrg                                                            L. Wang
Internet-Draft                                                   L. Geng
Intended status: Informational                              China Mobile
Expires: January 3, 2019                                   July 02, 2018

            Consideration on Applying ICN to Edge Computing
                      draft-wang-icnrg-icn-edge-01

Abstract

   Aiming at research on applying Information Centric Networking (ICN)
   technology to Edge Computing, this document analyzes the reasons and
   opportunities of applying ICN to EC.  As well, towards this end,
   technical considerations are described and relevant scenarios are
   shown in the document.  Benefits of deploying ICN at edge is analyzed
   in the document.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Opportunitiesof Applying ICN to EC  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.1.  ICN Enable Traffic Convergence  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.2.  Functionality Complementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.3.  Practicality of ICN Deployment on Edge  . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Technical consideration of applying ICN to Edge Computing . .   4
     4.1.  Optimizing EC Network Disconnection Solution  . . . . . .   4
     4.2.  Reducing Traffic Congestion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.3.  Security Consideration of Using ICN . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.4.  Content Centric Networking values edge devices  . . . . .   6
     4.5.  Partial deployment of ICN on Edge . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  Reverse and Cooperation with CDN  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  Conclusion  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   7.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8

1.  Introduction

   Information Centric Networking (ICN) takes significant technical
   revolution and fundamental change on communication and networking.
   It uses content/information centric networking to replace traditional
   address-centric networking which change the existing networking model
   essentially.  It can also be regarded an Internet structure evolution
   from host-centric structure to data-centric structure which means
   accessing data by naming.  This structure enables to make the data
   relating application more independent of its location and
   transmission method.  What's more, security mechanism is based on
   information instead of host and the caching in forwarding process
   that promotes huge information transmission efficiently.  It is very
   promising to apply ICN to some popular network architecture.

   Meanwhile, Edge Computing (EC) is becoming important network
   architecture because of its outstanding performance in real-time,
   reliability, security, etc.  It deploys services on the edge of
   network to be close to consumers, and offers decentralized function
   to enable excellent properties in local computing, storage,
   connectivity and so on.  At present, Edge Computing works broadly on
   IoT and industrial verticals such as Energy, Manufacturing, Smart
   City and Smart Grid.

   Therefore, it is worth attempting the possibility of using ICN on EC.
   ICN naturally supports decentralized caching, self authentication and
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