Provided by: International Journal on Computer Science and Technology (IJCST)
Date Added: Sep 2012
One of the important concerns that need to be addressed is to assure the customer of the integrity i.e. correctness of his data in the cloud. As the data is physically not accessible to the user the cloud should provide a way for the user to check if the integrity of his data is maintained or is compromised. In this paper, the authors provide a scheme which gives a proof of data integrity in the cloud which the customer can employ to check the correctness of his data in the cloud. This proof can be agreed upon by both the cloud and the customer and can be incorporated in the Service Level Agreement (SLA). This scheme ensures that the storage at the client side is minimal which will be beneficial for thin clients.