Cloud-edge computing is a paradigm that brings servers physically closer to end-users, e.g., by co-locating servers and cellular towers. Cloud-edge computing can reduce latency and improve performance for mobile applications. For cloud-edge computing to deliver a superior user experience, the location of application instantiation is optimally selected to be close to the user. However, as a user moves, an initially optimal location becomes unsuitable. This disclosure describes techniques to predict the next possible edge zones for a cloud-edge application to maintain performance and service continuity as the mobile device moves. The techniques leverage factors such as mobility history, network characteristics, performance data, etc. to preemptively instantiate the application on predicted edge zones to ensure service continuity at a high performance and with low latency.
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Ozkan, Mehmet, "Preemptive Edge Application Instantiation", Technical Disclosure Commons, (March 26, 2021)