Network Edge Intelligence for the Emerging Next-Generation Internet
The success of the Content Delivery Networks (CDN) in the recent years has demonstrated the increased benefits of the deployment of some form of "Intelligence" within the network. Cloud computing, on the other hand, has shown the benefits of economies of scale and the use of a generic infrastructure to support a variety of services. Following that trend, the authors propose to move away from the smart terminal-dumb network dichotomy to a model where some degree of intelligence is put back into the network, specifically at the edge, with the support of cloud technology. In this paper, they propose the deployment of an edge cloud, which integrates a variety of user-side and server-side services.