Cloud computing is becoming increasingly attractive for mobile operators. Cost efficiency, the ability to access applications from virtually anywhere, scalability, and increased reliability provide compelling benefits for operators, as they already do for IT managers.
However, unlike pure IT, not all types of network functionalities are suitable for a cloud architecture. Mobile data optimization is one example. Recently announced by several optimization vendors, cloud solutions are currently under trial with several operators in the U.S. with an implementation expected the first quarter of 2013.
Optimization has many different functions that need special consideration in order to reap the greatest benefits from both data savings and quality of experience. These functions include TCP optimization, image compression, buffer tuning, HTTP optimization, Web caching and others... Read More