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Tuesday, September 29 • 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Serverless in Akraino - Experiences with uMEC Project - Tapio Tallgren, Nokia

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We had decided to use our Akraino uMEC project in Junction which is the biggest hackathon in Europe. Our concept was to use a scaled-down version of a smart city, with sensors and servers running in lightpoles. All servers were in the same k3s cluster and connected to the Internet.

We wanted to make it possible for developers to create applications that can run on the cluster, and do it in 48 hours or less! We also wanted to leverage ETSI MEC, kubernetes, REST interfaces, and microservice architecture.

After some brainstorming, we realized that serverless is the perfect solution! It supports the selected architecture while removing most of the boilerplate code that writing a normal Kubernetes application requires. After we selected OpenFAAS as our serverless platform, we also realized that we can use the OpenFAAS Cloud for user management.

This presentation details our journey to leveraging OpenFAAS and what we learned.

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Tapio Tallgren

Technical Leader, Nokia
Tapio has a long history of representing Nokia in different open source projects and their technical steering committees. Currently he focuses on Akraino, where he has two projects and one committee to look after. Tapio has been giving several presentations in recent Open Networking... Read More →

Tuesday September 29, 2020 3:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
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