Sample Technology Article Review Paper on Review for Fully Exploiting Cloud Computing

Technical contributions 

Technical contributions of the paper include the exploitation of cloud computing as a new technology in promoting communication through centralized procession and highlighting environmental challenges associated with use of this technology. Moreover, the paper has extensively discussed how use of technology has greatly affected the environment due to emission of greenhouse gases. The paper establishes that there is need to conserve energy and protect the environment at the same time to ensure sustainability in the future (Jianhua et al. 4).

In fact, the article highlights how cloud computing technology can be merged into C-RAN that has been predicted by many to promote use of wireless systems architecture. For that matter, it is believed that use of C-RAN in the future is likely to reduce energy consumption greatly and implement use of green technology energy (Jianhua et al. 5). Energy consumption and emission has been a major concern since the establishment first generation communication systems and that is the reason why new technology to be used in the fifth generation must embrace reduced energy consumption. The paper highlights on how the ICT industry can ensure sustainability by cutting down carbon dioxide emissions and guaranteed a sustainable future.

Possible applications

The article highlights on possible application of the technology in addressing problems associated with central processing. In the past, central processing has been characterized by the implementation of Coordinated Multipoint and Limited Fronthaul Capacity that has faced several challenges of clustering and synchronization. Therefore, the emergence of C-RAN in cloud computing would provide ideal environment for its implementation and thus alleviating associated challenges while reducing energy consumption.

Further, C-RAN proposed in the article will greatly ensure multitasking while discouraging unicasting and therefore power consumption in C-RAN is foreseen to be reduced by utilizing multicasting, attributed to the multiplexing gain. The implementation of C-RAN as described in the article is critical in addressing CSI issues to ensure that power consumption to exchange CSI between RRHs and UEs is greatly reduced to the benefits of the environment and sustainability. Significantly, the technology elaborated in the article will greatly define and shape software-defined environment by addressing issues surrounding Elastic Service Scaling, Functionality Splitting and Extension.

Possible Future Extensions

Future extensions involve exploitation of cloud computing to promote use of greener and more flexible RAN. In future, C-RAN should be used to improve energy efficiencies of conventional RANs by effectively reducing latency in communication systems. Further, the systems should effectively interact with Network Slicing to significantly construct virtual dedicated networks tailored to special requirements.

Significance of the Paper

Cloud computing technology drew my attention to the article considering how it has changed daily life activities. Many studies have greatly focused on cloud computing discussing how it impacts on different activities with disregard to the environment (Mytton n.p).  This article, therefore, has furthered my knowledge on how despite the technology greatly changing life, there is dire need to reduce energy consumption in the ICT industry. The solution to this is C-RAN, in respect to its cloud based architecture; it is going to be more flexible and green by considerably reducing energy consumption and emission.  The article has delicately dissected and reviewed benefits of cloud computing in relation to C-RAN platform of centralized processing and software-defined environment. This lays the foundation for future sustainability and thus reduced energy use and emissions.

Works Cited

Jianhua T., Ruihan W., Tony Q., Quek, & Mugen P. Fully Exploiting Cloud Computing to

Achieve a Green and Flexible C-RAN. Green Communication and Computing Networks. IEEE Communications Magazine. November 2017.

Mytton David. How green is your cloud? InfoWorld Tech Watch.  InfoWorld. Dec 16, 2015.

Available at: https://www.infoworld.com/article/3015632/cloud-computing/how-green-is-your-cloud.html. Accessed November 19, 2017.