"Misty" stores can be a safe alternative to the "cloud"

Italian scientists working in the field of computer technology creates a new concept of distributed remote document repositories, in which the benefits of cloud computing would be preserved, but without the accompanying security cloud technology defects, which are generated by the fact that the documents are stored entirely on a single remote server. Instead, technology has been proposed by scientists at which files have no specific place where they would be permanently housed. The data packets are in constant motion in the network.

Kulmone Rosario (Rosario Culmone) and Maria Konzett De Vivo (Maria Concetta De Vivo) from the University of Camerino note that cloud computing contain certain aspects of risk. These aspects are generated by the technology essence. Another approach would be that the files do not have a specific storage space on the server. The development team, following the "cloud" tradition, also picked up its technology "meteorological" metaphor, calling it "vague". The research results have been published by scientists in the publication International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics.

Metaphor quite accurately reflects the essence of the new development. After the fog, in contrast to the clouds, scattered in the air and becomes resistant forms constantly before our eyes, changing its bizarre shape. Continuous dynamics - that it provides a semblance of a new approach to remote computer storage with a non-natural phenomenon, which gave it its name. As an alternative to cloud storage, cloud storage does not require the storage of files on a single server. Thus it obtained more files fog than their dense cloud. Certain place where the files were to entirely within the new technology simply does not exist.

The new concept involves the distribution of files by a public or private network, without a specific storage location. Thus, there is no single server, with which you can access these files. They will be accessible only to those users who have this right.

The new technology uses standard networking protocols, but in an unusual way. Through the "virtual buffer" Internet routers it provides endless movement of data packets and thus, the file will not reside on the same computer.

On materials sciencedaily.com