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Digital Infrastructure Creation with Tactical Cloudlets

  • March 2014
  • This infosheet describes how cloudlets support edge-user mobile devices.
  • Pervasive Mobile Computing
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Abstract

    Today's edge users are increasingly equipped with mobile computing and communications technology that enables them to share data and access complex applications such as facial recognition and language translation. Since computational power and battery power are limited, these mobile devices typically reach back to external resources such as cloud resources or data centers to support the needed capabilities. But in an austere environment such as the aftermath of a tsunami, or a hostile environment such as the center of an insurrection, access to these remote resources may be compromised, degraded, or disabled, severely limiting access to the needed capabilities.The deployment of a local cloudlet solves this problem.



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