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'One of our hosts in another country': Challenges of data geolocation in cloud storage

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Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 4th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace and Electronic Systems, VITAE 2014 - Co-located with Global Wireless Summit
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479946266
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2014 4th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace and Electronic Systems, VITAE 2014 - Co-located with Global Wireless Summit - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 11 May 201414 May 2014

Conference

Conference2014 4th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace and Electronic Systems, VITAE 2014 - Co-located with Global Wireless Summit
CountryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period11/05/1414/05/14

Abstract

Physical location of data in cloud storage is an increasingly urgent problem. In a short time, it has evolved from the concern of a few regulated businesses to an important consideration for many cloud storage users. One of the characteristics of cloud storage is fluid transfer of data both within and among the data centres of a cloud provider. However, this has weakened the guarantees with respect to control over data replicas, protection of data in transit and physical location of data. This paper addresses the lack of reliable solutions for data placement control in cloud storage systems. We analyse the currently available solutions and identify their shortcomings. Furthermore, we describe a high-level architecture for a trusted, geolocation-based mechanism for data placement control in distributed cloud storage systems, which are the basis of an on-going work to define the detailed protocol and a prototype of such a solution. This mechanism aims to provide granular control over the capabilities of tenants to access data placed on geographically dispersed storage units comprising the cloud storage.

Keywords

  • Data Protection, Secure Cloud Computing, Trusted Cloud Geolocation