New Jersey Institute of Technology
Memory-access speed continues falling behind the growing speeds of network transmission links. High-speed network links provide a means to connect memory placed in hosts, located in different corners of the network. These hosts are called Storage System Units (SSUs), where data can be stored. Cloud storage provided with a single server can facilitate large amounts of storage to a user, however, at low access speeds. A distributed approach to cloud storage is an attractive solution. In a distributed cloud, small high-speed memories at SSUs can potentially increase the memory access speed for data processing and transmission.