Managing Cyber Education Environments with Serverless Computing

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


DIGILIENCE 2019, Sofia, Bulgaria (2019)


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<p>This paper presents the experience of the authors in their efforts to apply an innovative computation paradigm &ndash; &ldquo;serverless&rdquo; computing &ndash; into managing cyber education environments through the Course Manager platform, developed by the authors&rsquo; team. The serverless paradigm, also referred to as Function-as-a-Service (FaaS), helps the developers abstract or automate away almost all infrastructure and operation overhead, allowing for what is often touted as &quot;infinite scaling&quot; applications, which can be a good fit for the rapidly increasing demand for practical cyber environments.</p><p>The authors provide an in-depth overview of the architecture and frontend of a cyber education environment management framework, designed to work in a serverless environment, and analyse the lessons learnt from using that framework in providing cyber trainings to students and IT professionals for more than a year.</p><p>This paper is included in the program of <a href="">DIGILIENCE 2019</a> and will be published in the post-conference volume.</p>

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