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Paper: How to Tell if Your Cloud Files Are Vulnerable to Drive Crashes

Authors:
Kevin D. Bowers
Marten van Dijk
Ari Juels
Alina Oprea
Ronald L. Rivest
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URL: http://eprint.iacr.org/2010/214
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Abstract: This paper presents a new challenge---verifying that a remote server is storing a file in a fault-tolerant manner, i.e., such that it can survive hard-drive failures. We describe an approach called the Remote Assessment of Fault Tolerance (RAFT). The key technique in a RAFT is to measure the time taken for a server to respond to a read request for a collection of file blocks. The larger the number of hard drives across which a file is distributed, the faster the read-request response. Erasure codes also play an important role in our solution. We describe a theoretical framework for RAFTs and show experimentally that RAFTs can work in practice.
BibTeX
@misc{eprint-2010-23115,
  title={How to Tell if Your Cloud Files Are Vulnerable to Drive Crashes},
  booktitle={IACR Eprint archive},
  keywords={cryptographic protocols / applications, erasure codes, storage},
  url={http://eprint.iacr.org/2010/214},
  note={ ajuels@rsa.com 14728 received 17 Apr 2010, last revised 29 Apr 2010},
  author={Kevin D. Bowers and Marten van Dijk and Ari Juels and Alina Oprea and Ronald L. Rivest},
  year=2010
}