Title: A Service-Oriented Architecture to enable virtual storage services: a dynamic collaboration context

Authors: Shiping Chen, Surya Nepal, Jonathan Chan, David Moreland, John Zic

Addresses: Networking Technologies Laboratory, CSIRO ICT Centre, P.O. Box 76, Epping, NSW 1710, Sydney, Australia. ' Networking Technologies Laboratory, CSIRO ICT Centre, P.O. Box 76, Epping, NSW 1710, Sydney, Australia. ' Companhia De Telecomunicacoes Macau, Rua de Lagos, Telecentro, Taipa, Macau. ' Networking Technologies Laboratory, CSIRO ICT Centre, P.O. Box 76, Epping, NSW 1710, Sydney, Australia. ' Networking Technologies Laboratory, CSIRO ICT Centre, P.O. Box 76, Epping, NSW 1710, Sydney, Australia

Abstract: A dynamic collaboration, formed by business partners, requires self-contained, secure and reliable storage for sharing data among collaborating participants. As such this paper presents a virtual storage services architecture that utilises a Simple Distributed Storage Interface for virtualisation of different physical storage technologies and capabilities into a pool of logical storage for collaboration data. An e-health case study, with implementation and performance evaluation, shows the storage interface and architecture within the context of a Secure Storage Service, a key management service and a global backup service. The performance evaluation uses various experimental configurations and several commonly used data transport protocols.

Keywords: virtual storage services; ephemeral data management service; dynamic collaboration; secure services; service-oriented architecture; SOA; data sharing; e-health; electronic healthcare; storage interface; security; key management; global backup; data transport protocols.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAHUC.2009.023900

International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, 2009 Vol.4 No.2, pp.95 - 107

Published online: 18 Mar 2009 *

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