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MSSF: a step towards user-friendly multi-cloud data dispersal

Grant number: 14/05888-2
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): July 05, 2014
Effective date (End): January 04, 2015
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Computer Science
Principal Investigator:Júlio Cézar Estrella
Grantee:Rafael Mira de Oliveira Libardi
Supervisor abroad: Stephan Reiff-Marganiec
Home Institution: Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (ICMC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos, SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : University of Leicester, England  
Associated to the scholarship:13/05567-9 - Mechanisms for high availability and security of distributed storage files in cloud computing environment, BP.MS

Abstract

With an increasing number of companies and individuals adopting cloud computing for their data needs. Naturally, there is a shift in financial and operational costs and provided services should meet users' performance and cost expectations. In this proposal, we focus on storage and propose MSSF, a Multi-cloud Storage Selection Framework. MSSF contains a basic set of algorithms, a set of security rules and a formal definition of user profiles allowing to fit cloud storage services to user needs. Preliminary experiments investigate the cost differences between two baseline algorithms and user profile models. Considering the promising initial results we provide several observations about the MSSF decision making process that will help with future improvements and will be studied in this project. (AU)