International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS)

ISSN: 2074-9090 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9104 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJCNIS Vol.12, No.5, Oct. 2020

Method for Effective Use of Cloudlet Network Resources

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Rashid G. Alakbarov

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Mobile cloud computing;mobile devices;cloudlet;communication channel;multimedia software applications;wireless communication channel;energy consumption


The article addresses the issue of balanced placement of mobile software applications of mobile users in cloudlets deployed near base stations of Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (WMAN), taking into account their technical capabilities. It is noted that the proposed model is more efficient in meeting the demand for computing and memory resources of mobile devices, eliminating network delays and using a reliable communication channel. At the same time, a minimum of cloudlet-based communication channels with a mobile user was suggested, reducing the network load and reliability of the communication channel when using multimedia software on mobile devices. The article reviews the balanced distribution of the tasks in the cloudlet network. If a user offloads the task to the nearest cloud and resolves it there, then the delays and energy consumption will be less. When the cloudlet is far from the mobile device, as the number of communication channels increases the delays are observed. Moreover, the article discusses the issue of selecting the cloudlets that meet some of the user requirements. Using the possible values that determine the importance of cloudlets (vacant resources in cloudlets, closeness of cloudlets to the user, high reliability, etc.), the conditions, according to which the user's application is offloaded to the certain cloudlet, are studied and a method is proposed.

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Rashid G. Alakbarov, "Method for Effective Use of Cloudlet Network Resources", International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS), Vol.12, No.5, pp.46-55, 2020. DOI: 10.5815/ijcnis.2020.05.04


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