Mobile Cloud Computing Perspectives and Challenges
Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) is an infrastructure where the data and the processing of data are outsourced. The mobile cloud applications move the computing power and data storage away from the mobile devices and are processed in centralized computing platforms located in clouds over a wireless or radio connection. MCC integrates cloud computing into the mobile environment and overcomes obstacles related to performance (e.g. battery life, storage and bandwidth), environment (e.g. heterogeneity, scalability and availability) and security (e.g. reliability and privacy). This paper presents a review on the background and principle of MCC, characteristics, challenges and recent research work.