Mobile communication is advancing with great pace and so is the increasing penetration of smart phones. Mobile devices like smart phones and tablets are becoming an integral part of human life as the most effective communication tool without any boundary of time and place. With the growing progress of the gadgets, mobile computing is becoming a powerful trend in the development of IT sectors and commerce and industry fields. Though the two are upraising the rich mobile experience for the mobile users, but still there is a limitation on the information and energy storage capabilities of mobile devices which is ultimately affecting users to not able to use sophisticated applications on a smoother interface.
Mobile Communication demands the need of a network, with the capacity of achieving both coverage and capacity for their subscribers. The emerging cloud computing technology with the feature of mobile applications cloud stands as one of the best solutions to extend the capabilities of mobile phones. The mobile cloud computing is being studied by researchers and practitioners as a new way to extend the capabilities of mobile platforms which would have a huge impact on business environment and also on the routine life of people.
Mobile cloud computing is a mobile computing technology integrating elastic resources of varied clouds and network technologies for a smooth functionality, storage and mobility to serve various mobile devices anywhere, anytime through a channel of Ethernet or Internet with platforms based on the payasyouuse principle. To name a few, Mobile cloud applications include Google’s Gmail and Google Voice for iPhone.
Mobile cloud computing is a system where both data storage and data processing are performed outside of the mobile device. From a customer’s pointofview, a Mobile applications cloud is like an app purchased or downloaded from a mobile app store. Empowered by mobile cloud computing, these applications are now finding their ways into the mobile devices. These applications which are emerging rapidly range from synchronization and storage on mobile, fast content delivery; video and audio streaming to interactive rich media services feature great upraising demand today.
Mobile communication and mobile cloud computing is gaining market share. According to research, the numbers of mobile cloud subscribers are expected to grow rapidly in coming years. Mobile applications cloud is expected to generate annual revenue of $ 9.5 billion in 2014 at an annual increase of 88%.
Cloud computing is known to be a promising solution for various reasons like extending battery lifetime, improved data storage capacity along with the processing power, more reliability, etc. It is widely known as the next generation computing infrastructure giving various advantages to users and allowing them to use infrastructure like servers, networks and storages, platforms like middleware services and systems of operation, and softwares given by the cloud providers like Google, Amazon and Salesforce, at a very low cost.
Attaching a line to the Orion Crew Module
Image by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
Sailors from the amphibious transport dock, USS Anchorage (LPD 23), and Navy Divers, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11 (EODMU11), Mobile Dive and Salvage Company 11-7, attach a line to the Orion Crew Module. Anchorage is currently conducting the first exploration test flight for the NASA Orion Program. EFT-1 is the fifth at sea testing of the Orion Crew Module using a Navy well deck recovery method. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Corey Green / Released)