Adaptive Mobile Architecture with Utility Computing

Adaptive Mobile Architecture with Utility Computing

Robin Singh Bhadoria (Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India) and Chandrakant Patil (Texec IT Services Pvt. Ltd, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8853-7.ch019
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In this chapter, we try to elaborate on how we could accommodate such a system using a mobile interface for delivering services for business as well as enterprise applications. Strategically, the problem with today's industry is that there is no established framework about how to adopt changes or to effectively utilize its IT services for any enterprise with mobile computing architecture. This chapter focuses on Mobile Interface Architecture, which can easily demonstrate the ubiquitous nature of today's computing environment.
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The tremendous increasing Internet popularity and the simplicity of its use of powerful computers and high-speed networks as low-cost commodity components are changing our way of doing computing. The said advancements in the technologies have shown the way to materialize the further use of networks of computers which are single or unified computing resource, better known as cluster computing. This work had been initiated jointly by Welch (1995) and Welling (1999).

Clusters emerge in a variety of forms: dedicated clusters, non-dedicated clusters, high-performance clusters, high-availability clusters, and so on. Additionally, computer scientists in the mid-1990sare motivated by the electrical power grid’s ordinariness and consistency. They began exploring the invent and improvement of a fresh infrastructure, computational power grids for sharing of computational resources such as clusters that are distributed across different organisations.

In the business world, data centres, are cluster architecture-based large-scale computing systems. They offer &provide high-performance and high-available hosting services and are widely used. The features of data centre services that has encouraged many businesses to outsource their computing needs are reliable and low-cost availability; thus heralding a new utility computing model.

The work by Vinoski (2004) shown the fulfilling of computing requirements of future IT Industry users are being shown by way of Utility computing which is also imagined as next generation of IT evolution. The similarity of the same, may observed in our actual life where services like electrical power, gas and water are provided to consumers. The service providers get paid for it.

As such, the fundamental structure of utility computing depends on service providing model, power, and the consumers pay providers only when they are taking use of computing power.

As of nowadays, computer networks be still in their formative years, but as they develop up and become complicated, we will probably see the spread of ‘computer utilities’ which, similar to current electric and telephone utilities, will facility individual offices and homes across the country.


Advantages Of Utility Computing As Modern Computing

The utility computing is beneficial to service providers as well as its users. Beginning the provider’s outlook, real hardware and software components are not set up or configured to suit a single result or user, as in the case of conventional computing. As an alternative, virtualized resources are formed and assigned dynamically to a variety of users while essential. Providers can thus rearrange resources simply and rapidly to users that have the maximum demands. The providers, now had a reduction in setting-up costs by better organizing usage of resources. The service providers are capable of providing services to more & more users, thus unused resources are now utilized. Utility computing as well enable providers to complete improved Return On Investment (ROI) such as Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) while shorter time periods are currently necessary to take positive returns and incremental profits can be earned with the steady expansion of infrastructure that grows with user demands. Such work has also discussed by Xuxiam & Xu (2003).

  • Reduction of IT-Related Costs: Utility computing helps in reducing IT-related operational costs and complexity with help of lower the resource. User’s denial longer requires spending deeply or meeting difficulties in building and maintaining IT infrastructures. Users neither require being afraid about possible over- or under-utilization of their own self-managed IT infrastructures throughout peak or non-peak usage periods, nor disturbing about being restricted to any particular vendor’s proprietary technologies. The utility computing enables the users to obtain required supplies of computing power actively from their providers, in accordance to their specific facility needs & their wishes. Costing issue were also been discussed in Efstratiou et al. (2001).

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