A Mobile Cloud Computing Architecture, its Security & Future Research Challenges | Original Article
Mobile cloud computing (MCC) has been introduced as a new paradigm for mobile applications and it is a universal term for anything that involves delivering hosted any kind of services which includes cloud computing as a middleware, like as mobile-healthcare, mobile learning, mobile-entertainment, etc. over the Internet. Mobile cloud computing is the usage of cloud computing in combination with mobile devices or mobility hardware. Mobile cloud computing is differentiated from mobile computing in general because the devices run cloud-based Web apps rather than native apps. Users subscribe to cloud services and access remotely stored applications and their associated data over the Internet. Mobile cloud computing is a technique, or a model, which allows mobile applications to be built, powered and hosted using cloud computing technology. In this model, the cloud performs the resource-hungry activities such as processor-intensive tasks and storing massive chunks of data. This paper enlightens the current trend in Mobile Cloud Computing, its security issues/challenges and associated research challenges in which our research would be focusing on.