Date Added: Sep 2012
Cloud computing is the next generation platform to provide resources as the services to the end users. In this paper, the authors present a service for trusted Third Party Auditing (TPA) mechanisms. Hybrid cloud connects the private and public clouds, and it is useful when the resource expansion is needed at the private cloud but if there are limitations, then the public clouds resources can be utilized. Here, they present such a model where the data is stored in the cloud storages, in the private cloud. In case of storage expansion, it is proposed to use the public cloud storages. Security is the major concern in the public clouds.