Microsoft researcher: Why "micro data centers" really matter to mobile's future

And why enterprise IT pros should be getting ready for them

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Microsoft Research distinguished scientist Victor Bahl has been spreading the word about micro-data centers (mDCs), also known by the adorable name "cloudlets," as a key concept for optimizing the performance and usefulness of mobile and other networked devices via the cloud. Service providers have embraced this vision most strongly from the start, but it won't be long before enterprise IT pros will likely do the same, Bahl says.

Here's a more in-depth look at the What, Why and When of mDCs:

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