Mobile cloud computing represents the combination of mobile networks and cloud computing that is employed to provide valued benefits to users of mobile networks, operators of these networks and providers of cloud computing services. Mobile cloud computing or MCC for shorts is used to provide the possibility of executing complex applications on a different array of mobile devices, with the goal of providing content that is both rich and dynamic. Because of this, mobile cloud computing offers a completely new business options to network operators and cloud service providers.
Even more importantly, MCC is described as a technology that provides users with a rich experience that produces a unified playing field of resources in the form of network technologies and cloud services, with the mission of making these operational in an unrestricted environment. This includes usability of the cloud storage, mobility, openness to different devices, simplicity of accessing the networks through both Internet and Ethernet, and a principle based on the pay-as-you-use system.
Mobile cloud computing uses computational enhancements that provide relatively constrained devices from the mobile category with a much wider ability to use cloud-based structures. By using MCC these structures, including distant immobile cloud, proximate computing entities that are immobile/mobile, and even those placed in a hybrid environment, can all be put into place and access by the end users. Big cloud service providers like Amazon EC2 are located in the distant immobile mobile cloud computing group while small cloud services belong to the proximate immobile cloud computing entities. Finally, modern mobile devices, including wearables, tablets and smartphones belong in the group that utilizes proximate mobile cloud computing entities.
But, although this field is very promising, there are still some areas that present it with a substantial challenge. Here are the most important elements that have to be solved or improved to provide mobile cloud computing the space in which it can jump to the next level of adoption and success.
Any process that involves mobile cloud computing demands a frequent, almost constant connection between a cloud service and the mobile devices which uses it. Thanks to the stochastic nature of data networks, like the wireless ones, these transmission protocols have to be very carefully designed so that they do not fruitless waste energy.
Mobile computation offloading:
In the arena of mobile cloud computing, this technology provides a way of extending the capabilities of any mobile devices in the sense of processing power and battery life. This process includes the transfer of a certain processing task to an outside source, in this case, the cloud service, which means a lot more power in the hands of the end user. Finding ways to do this effectively will provide any mobile device with a significant boost.
Mobility management is one of the hallmarks of GSM and UMTS networks, which allows the tracking of subscribers and allowing calls, data packages, SMS, and other services to pass to them. With mobile cloud computing, this process can get another dimension to it, so it is a necessity that it is successfully incorporated into the new models.
Security and privacy:
In any IT field, trust is a paramount issue. With mobile cloud computing, any system grows even further, which makes it more vulnerable to attack and intrusion. This is why security needs to be elevated and everything done so that these incidents do not take place on MCC systems.
There is an absolute certainty that mobile cloud computing is the future of mobile device use. The benefits it brings are plentiful and the opportunities are great, but first of all, the previous issues have to be dealt with so that MCC can become a widespread fact of everyday life.
Deney Dentel is the CEO at Nordisk Systems Inc., a managed data backup and recovery solution company in Portland, OR. Deney is the only localised and authorised IBM ProcTIER business partner in Pacific Northwest.