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Comparative study of internet cloud and cloudlet over wireless mesh networks for real-time applications

Khan, Kashif A., Wang, Qi, Luo, Chunbo, Wang, Xinheng and Grecos, Christos (2014) Comparative study of internet cloud and cloudlet over wireless mesh networks for real-time applications. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 9139. 91390K. ISSN 0277-786X

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Abstract

Mobile cloud computing is receiving world-wide momentum for ubiquitous on-demand cloud services for mobile users provided by Amazon, Google etc. with low capital cost. However, Internet-centric clouds introduce wide area network (WAN) delays that are often intolerable for real-time applications such as video streaming. One promising approach to addressing this challenge is to deploy decentralized mini-cloud facility known as cloudlets to enable localized cloud services. When supported by local wireless connectivity, a wireless cloudlet is expected to offer low cost and high performance cloud services for the users. In this work, we implement a realistic framework that comprises both a popular Internet cloud (Amazon Cloud) and a real-world cloudlet (based on Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC)) for mobile cloud users in a wireless mesh network. We focus on real-time video streaming over the HTTP standard and implement a typical application. We further perform a comprehensive comparative analysis and empirical evaluation of the application’s performance when it is delivered over the Internet cloud and the cloudlet respectively. The study quantifies the influence of the two different cloud networking architectures on supporting real-time video streaming. We also enable movement of the users in the wireless mesh network and investigate the effect of user’s mobility on mobile cloud computing over the cloudlet and Amazon cloud respectively. Our experimental results demonstrate the advantages of the cloudlet paradigm over its Internet cloud counterpart in supporting the quality of service of real-time applications.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science

T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Cloud computing
Divisions: School of Computing > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2019 11:12
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2019 11:12
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3647

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