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Issue No. 04 - Oct.-Dec. (2013 vol. 12)
ISSN: 1536-1268
pp: 40-49
Mahadev Satyanarayanan , Carnegie Mellon University
Grace Lewis , Software Engineering Institute
Edwin Morris , Software Engineering Institute
Soumya Simanta , Software Engineering Institute
Jeff Boleng , Software Engineering Institute
Kiryong Ha , Carnegie Mellon University
The convergence of mobile computing and cloud computing is predicated on a reliable, high-bandwidth end-to-end network. This basic requirement is hard to guarantee in hostile environments such as military operations and disaster recovery. In this article, the authors examine how VM-based cloudlets that are located in close proximity to associated mobile devices can overcome this challenge. This article is part of a special issue on the edge of the cloud.
Cloud computing, Mobile handsets, Mobile communication, Wireless communication, Wireless sensor networks, Mobile computing

M. Satyanarayanan, G. Lewis, E. Morris, S. Simanta, J. Boleng and K. Ha, "The Role of Cloudlets in Hostile Environments," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 40-49, 2013.
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