Open Access Article

Title: Cloud-dew architecture

Authors: Yingwei Wang

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4P3, Canada

Abstract: Users derive many benefits by storing personal data in cloud computing services; however the drawback of storing data in these services is that the user cannot access his/her own data when an internet connection is not available. To solve this problem in an efficient and elegant way, we propose the cloud-dew architecture. Cloud-dew architecture is an extension of the client-server architecture. In the extension, servers are further classified into cloud servers and dew servers. The dew servers are web servers that reside on user's local computers and have a pluggable structure so that scripts and databases of websites can be installed easily. The cloud-dew architecture not only makes the personal data stored in the cloud continuously accessible by the user, but also enables a new application: web-surfing without an internet connection. An experimental system is presented to demonstrate the ideas of the cloud-dew architecture.

Keywords: cloud-dew architecture; cloud computing; client-server architecture; software architecture; internet connection; local domain name system; LDNS; cloud server; dewsite; dew server structure; personal data; continuous access.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCC.2015.071717

International Journal of Cloud Computing, 2015 Vol.4 No.3, pp.199 - 210

Received: 01 Aug 2013
Accepted: 19 Aug 2014

Published online: 16 Sep 2015 *