Information Dispersion Over Redundant Arrays of Optimal Cloud Storage for Desktop Users
Data storage in cloud computing centers is gaining popularity for personal and institutional data backups as well as for highly scalable access from software applications running on attached compute servers. The data is usually access protected, encrypted and replicated depending on the security and scalability needs. Despite the advances in technology, the practical usefulness and longevity of so-called cloud storage is limited in today's systems which severely impacts the acceptance and adoption rates. Therefore, the authors introduce a novel cloud storage management architecture which combines storage resources from multiple providers so that redundancy, security and other nonfunctional properties can be adjusted adequately to the needs of the user.