Actively Measuring Personal Cloud Storage

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Provided by: Universitat Rostock
Topic: Cloud
Format: PDF
The personal cloud model is a mainstream service that meets the growing demand of millions of users for reliable off-site storage. However, despite their broad adoption, very little is known about the Quality of Service (QoS) of personal clouds. In this paper, the authors present a measurement study of three major personal clouds: DropBox, Box and SugarSync. Actively accessing to free accounts through their REST APIs, they analyzed important aspects to characterize their QoS, such as transfer speed, variability and failure rate.
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