Containerization: For Over-the-Air Programming of Field Deployed Internet-of-Energy Based on Cost Effective LPWAN

Rameez Asif, Kinan Ghanem, James Irvine

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Abstract

Containerization is widely investigated as a secure and lightweight virtualization solution. They have outclassed the traditional virtual machines (VMs) architecture in the cloud because of having built-in capabilities to provide platform-as-a-service (PaaS) to the edge devices. Containers consume less hardware resource, scalable and provide faster patch times, thus they have been suggested as a solution for more practical and real-time virtualization resource in energy utilities. Containers can be used as a replacement for VMs because the main feature of the modern cloud architecture, i.e. workloads are able to utilize shared hardware resources that are provided across all data-center nodes for any purpose. This article reviews the implementation architecture of the containers for energy sector applications, i.e. next-generation substation automation systems. Moreover, we analysed the power consumed by the edge devices, based on the low power wide area network (LPWAN), for over-the-air programming through containers. In addition, we studied the success factors of containers, by considering specific used-cases and explain the benefits of using containers over traditional VMs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2020 1st International Conference of Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies, SMART-TECH 2020
EditorsAnis Koubaa, Ahmad Taher Azar, Basit Qureshi
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages65-70
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728174075
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020
Event1st International Conference of Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies, SMART-TECH 2020 - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 3 Nov 20205 Nov 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2020 1st International Conference of Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies, SMART-TECH 2020

Conference

Conference1st International Conference of Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies, SMART-TECH 2020
Country/TerritorySaudi Arabia
CityRiyadh
Period3/11/205/11/20

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