Clouds of Small Things: Provisioning Infrastructure-as-a-Service from within Community Networks

Provided by: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Topic: Cloud
Format: PDF
Community networks offer a shared communication infrastructure where communities of citizens build and own open networks. While the IP connectivity of the networking devices is successfully achieved, the number of services and applications available from within the community network is typically small and the usage of the community network is often limited to providing Internet access to remote areas through wireless links. In this paper, the authors propose to apply the principle of resource sharing of community networks, currently limited to the network bandwidth, to other computing resources, which leads to cloud computing in community networks.

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