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Landmark-based data location verification in the cloud : review of approaches and challenges

Irain, Malik and Jorda, Jacques and Mammeri, Zoubir Landmark-based data location verification in the cloud : review of approaches and challenges. (2017) Journal of Cloud Computing, 6 (31). 1-20. ISSN 2192-113X

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13677-017-0095-y


Data storage on the cloud is growing every day and many companies, administrations, and individuals are now outsourcing storage of their data to large-scale Cloud Service Providers (CSP). However, because of today’s cloud infrastructure virtualization, data owners cannot easily know the location where their data are stored. Even in case of the establishment of a strong Service-Level Agreement, which includes an initial guarantee regarding data location, the CSP may then move data to another location, like another country, in order to cut storage costs or for any other reasons, including backup mistakes and fraudulent use of data. Data location verification is required due to legal, privacy, and performance constraints. Recently “Where are my data located in the cloud?” has become a challenge and solutions have been proposed to verify data location, under given assumptions regarding CSP behavior. The objective of this paper is twofold: propose a comprehensive classification of the location verification approaches and discuss their vulnerabilities regarding malicious CSP attacks. Location verification solutions may be Framework-based, Hardware-based or Landmark-based. This paper addresses only landmark-based approaches for their deployment flexibility and low cost.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license : https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/. Thanks to Springer editor. The definitive version of this document is available at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s13677-017-0095-y
HAL Id:hal-02640389
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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