Date Added: Feb 2013
This paper explains the principal concepts of multimedia cloud computing and presents a novel framework. The authors address multimedia cloud computing from multimedia-aware cloud (media cloud) and cloud-aware multimedia (cloud media) perspectives. First, they present a multimedia-aware cloud, which addresses how a cloud can perform distributed multimedia processing and storage and provide Quality of Service (QoS) provisioning for multimedia services. To achieve a high QoS for multimedia services, they propose Media-Edge Cloud (MEC) architecture, in which storage, Central Processing Unit (CPU), and QoS adaptation for various types of devices.