Benchmarking personal cloud storage

Idilio Drago, Enrico Bocchi, Marco Mellia, Herman Slatman, Aiko Pras

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    Personal cloud storage services are data-intensive applications already producing a significant share of Internet traffic. Several solutions offered by different companies attract more and more people. However, little is known about each service capabilities, architecture and - most of all - performance implications of design choices. This paper presents a methodology to study cloud storage services. We apply our methodology to compare 5 popular offers, revealing different system architectures and capabilities. The implications on performance of different designs are assessed executing a series of benchmarks. Our results show no clear winner, with all services suffering from some limitations or having potential for improvement. In some scenarios, the upload of the same file set can take seven times more, wasting twice as much capacity. Our methodology and results are useful thus as both benchmark and guideline for system design.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th ACM Internet Measurement Conference, IMC 2013
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-1953-9
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013
    Event13th ACM Internet Measurement Conference, IMC 2013 - Barcelona, Spain
    Duration: 23 Oct 201325 Oct 2013

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    Conference13th ACM Internet Measurement Conference, IMC 2013
    Other23-25 October 2013


    • EWI-23674
    • IR-87374
    • METIS-300001

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