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Mobile Cloud Computing by Huijun Wu, Dijiang Huang

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Chapter 6

Edge Clouds – Pushing the Boundary of Mobile Clouds

The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.

Hunter S. Thompson

Abstract

Edge cloud is pushing the frontier of cloud's services and resource management, where applications, data, and services are usually located away from centralized datacenter computing and storage nodes to the logical extremes of a network. Edge cloud is different from Internet cloud in two main ways: resource organization and service location are different; and data value and processing model are different. Edge computing is a great complement to Internet clouds targeting mainly mobile applications. Recent advances ...

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