SMOC: A secure mobile cloud computing platform

Zijiang Hao, Yutao Tang, Yifan Zhang, Ed Novak, Nancy Carter, Qun Li
2015 2015 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM)  
Mobile devices are now ubiquitous in the modern world. In this paper, we propose a novel and practical mobile-cloud platform for smart mobile devices. Our platform allows users to run the entire mobile device operating system and arbitrary applications on a cloud-based virtual machine. It has two design fundamentals. First, applications can freely migrate between the user's mobile device and a backend cloud server. We design a file system extension to enable this feature, so users can freely
more » ... users can freely choose to run their applications either in the cloud (for high security guarantees), or on their local mobile device (for better user experience). Second, in order to protect user data on the smart mobile device, we leverage hardware virtualization technology, which isolates the data from the local mobile device operating system. We have implemented a prototype of our platform using off-the-shelf hardware, and performed an extensive evaluation of it. We show that our platform is efficient, practical, and secure.
doi:10.1109/infocom.2015.7218658 dblp:conf/infocom/HaoTZNCL15 fatcat:aohr6v55pfb63d6cov66gf4oli