Scalia: An adaptive scheme for efficient multi-cloud storage

Thanasis G. Papaioannou, Nicolas Bonvin, Karl Aberer
2012 2012 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis  
A growing amount of data is produced daily resulting in a growing demand for storage solutions. While cloud storage providers offer a virtually infinite storage capacity, data owners seek geographical and provider diversity in data placement, in order to avoid vendor lock-in and to increase availability and durability. Moreover, depending on the customer data access pattern, a certain cloud provider may be cheaper than another. In this paper 1 , we introduce Scalia, a cloud storage brokerage
more » ... ution that continuously adapts the placement of data based on its access pattern and subject to optimization objectives, such as storage costs. Scalia efficiently considers repositioning of only selected objects that may significantly lower the storage cost. By extensive simulation experiments, we prove the cost-effectiveness of Scalia against static placements and its proximity to the ideal data placement in various scenarios of data access patterns, of available cloud storage solutions and of failures.
doi:10.1109/sc.2012.101 dblp:conf/sc/PapaioannouBA12 fatcat:hekn3cqrzrajncvj5afye6lbiq