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The Role of Cloudlets in Hostile Environments

This article appeared in IEEE Pervasive Computing in a special issue on "The Edge of the Cloud."

Software Engineering Institute


The convergence of mobile computing and cloud computing is predicated on a reliable, high-bandwidth, end-to-end network, which is difficult to guarantee in hostile environments. However, virtual-machine-based cloudlets located in close proximity to associated mobile devices can overcome this deep-rooted problem.