Title: Efficient and secure software-defined mobile cloud computing infrastructure

Authors: Lo'ai Tawalbeh; Yousef Haddad; Omar Khamis; Elhadj Benkhelifa; Yaser Jararweh; Fahd AlDosari

Addresses: Computer Engineering Department, Umm-AlQura University, Makka, Saudi Arabia; Faculty of Computer and Information Technology, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan ' Princes Sumaya University for Technology, Amman, Jordan ' Princes Sumaya University for Technology, Amman, Jordan ' Cloud Computing and Application Research Lab, Staffordshire University, Beaconside, Stafford ST18 0AD, UK ' Faculty of Computer and Information Technology, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan ' Computer Engineering Department, Umm-AlQura University, Makka, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: This paper proposes an efficient software-based data possession mobile cloud computing framework. The proposed design combines the characteristics of two frameworks. The first one is the provable data possession design built for resource constrained mobile devices and it uses the advantage of trusted computing technology, and the second framework is a lightweight resilient storage outsourcing design for mobile cloud computing systems. The proposed solution utilises the strength aspects found in each framework in order to gain better performance and maintain adequate and comparable security. The proposed framework is a software-defined system, encompassing software-defined storage (SDStore) and software-defined security (SDSec). The evaluation and comparison results showed that our proposed system has better flexibility and efficiency than other related frameworks, individually.

Keywords: mobile cloud computing; MCC; software-defined systems; SDSs; software-defined infrastructure; trusted computing; cloud management; cloud security; performance; data possession design; resource constraints; storage outsourcing design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHPCN.2016.077825

International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 2016 Vol.9 No.4, pp.328 - 341

Available online: 16 Jul 2016 *

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