Date Added: Aug 2012
Cloud storage is one of the underlying services in cloud computing. However, there are some critical issues in file storage which should be resolved urgently, such as the blocking file storage. In order to solve the shortages of hot file storage and parallel computing support issues in fixed-blocking storage, the authors propose a smart-blocking file storage method in this paper. By setting up 6 grouping factors, the method can determine whether the file should be blocked or not automatically depending on the size of the file and the client bandwidth. The proposed method can block the file into similar size sub-blocks as large as possible when the file is judged to be blocked.