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Title: A reliability and security enhanced framework for cloud-based storage systems

Authors: Peng Xiao

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, Hunan Institute of Engineering, No. 88 Fu-Xing Road, Xiangtan City 411104, China

Abstract: In cloud computing environments, reliable and secure data storage service plays a more and more important role in many data-intensive applications. However, existing storage systems either fail to provide them or provide them in a cost-ineffective manner. To provide better storage service in nowadays cloud environments, we propose a novel framework called reliability and security enhanced cloud storage (RSCS), which consists of several well-designed components to improve low-level data reliability as well as guarantee up-level data accessing security. In the RSCS framework, a simple yet effective file system scheme is proposed, which can duplicate stripped data in different storage nodes so as to increase the data reliability and aggregated throughput. We also introduce a centralised leasing mechanism, which allows accessing different portions of a file based on the multiple-reader-single-writer principle. Finally, we provide a secure data accessing tunnel technology, which allows the RSCS to establish secure communication channels between users and storage nodes without introducing too many extra costs. In a real-world cloud platform, we conduct sets of experiments and the results show that the proposed RSCS framework is able to meet the requirements for most of cloud-based storage platforms.

Keywords: cloud storage; data security; replication service; file system.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2023.130065

International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2023 Vol.22 No.1/2, pp.160 - 174

Accepted: 03 Dec 2019
Published online: 05 Apr 2023 *

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