Chennai: A research scholar and his professor from Bharathiar University in Coimbatore have proposed a novel model to secure the data storage in cloud computing.
Professor M.Sundaresan, head, Department of Information and Technology, Bharathiar University and D.Boopathy, the research scholar in the department, presented their proposed Automatic Cloud Data Backup Model (ACDBM) at the Indian Science Congress in Tirupati recently.
This is one of the models of proposed Secured Cloud Data Storage Prototype Model (SCDSPM). In the research paper, they discussed the proposed model with results and comparisons.
Cloud computing is a practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to process, store and manage data rather than on a local server or personal computer.
“Normally, cloud service providers will have the data encrypting and decrypting for the data backup. But, what we are proposing is an intermediate step, where the user himself can encode and store the data and decode it before using. The user will have control over his data in this model,” said Professor M.Sundaresan.
Most of the countries are trying to safeguard their cloud users from cloud service provider's related issues and problems.
Countries like Australia, Switzerland and many European countries are having some special regulations and standards for cloud data handling methods within their country level. These countries do not allow the trans-border data flow of sensitive data.
“But in India, the policy work is still in progress. Cloud computing is now getting popular. Even for the personal computers, the users are opting for the cloud computing. But in the current setup, the user of the cloud has no knowledge where his data is getting stored,” he said.
So, this model can give data security for the data stored even in other countries, he added. There is no extra server or other facilities needed for this model. The cloud storage will be the same, but the data process will be different. “The paper was well accepted in the science congress. In future, we plan to develop this model and patent it,” he said.