Cloudlets: bringing the cloud to the mobile user

@inproceedings{Verbelen2012CloudletsBT,
  title={Cloudlets: bringing the cloud to the mobile user},
  author={Tim Verbelen and Pieter Simoens and Filip De Turck and B. Dhoedt},
  booktitle={MCS '12},
  year={2012}
}
Although mobile devices are gaining more and more capabilities (i.e. CPU power, memory, connectivity, ...), they still fall short to execute complex rich media and data analysis applications. Offloading to the cloud is not always a solution, because of the high WAN latencies, especially for applications with real-time constraints such as augmented reality. Therefore the cloud has to be moved closer to the mobile user in the form of cloudlets. Instead of moving a complete virtual machine from… 

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