Date Added: Apr 2013
Cloud computing has been envision as the next-generation structural design of IT Enterprise. It moves the purpose software and databases to the centralized large data centers, where the organization of the data and services may not be fully reliable. This unique paradigm brings about many new protection challenges, which have not been well implicit. This paper studies the problem of ensuring the integrity of data storage in Cloud Computing. In particular, the authors consider the task of allowing a Third Party Auditor (TPA), on behalf of the cloud client, to verify the integrity of the dynamic data store in the cloud.