Thesis Open Access
The amount of data gathered by humans is increasing  and more and more data is being generated at
the edge of the network. To lower strain in the network, we should move processing closer to the data.
Moving applications closer to the edge, distributes functionality geographically, increasing complexity.
Distributed applications require smarter tools that allow a developer to maintain control over their
applications. We enable developers to, not only move their applications closer to the Edge but also
separate them over a distributed infrastructure across the Cloud, Fog and Edge. By adding a tool in
the DevOps environment, current cloud engineers can expand their applications from cloud to the fog
and edge. We combine literature research with practical research, providing insights from both academia
and industry. Most DevOps tools provide specific solutions for one problem and not the whole process.
Current solutions[2–5] automate the process on service level infrastructure provided by cloud providers,
not on the Fog and Edge. We proposed a conceptual framework, called MYST, that can automate the
process of orchestrating, configuring and deploying composite applications over Cloud, Fog, and Edge
devices. MYST provides control, reconfiguration and quality maintenance during the lifetime of the
application. In the future, we want to implement MYST and be able to run experiments on it.