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Mobile Cloud Computing by Huijun Wu, Dijiang Huang

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Chapter 3

Mobile Cloud Service Models

I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.

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Abstract

Internet cloud services are usually categorized into IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. However, it does not apply to mobile cloud service models, where mobiles may be a service provider, service consumer and/or service broker at the same time. It is more suitable to classify mobile cloud services using a user-centric approach, where mobile devices holders regard his/her mobiles as service consumer which may consume computing and storage resources, retrieve data, and compose services from the cloud, etc.; mobile devices can serve as cloud service providers providing ...

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