A CLOUD STORAGE PLATFORM IN THE DEFENSE CONTEXT - Mobile Data Management with Unreliable Network Conditions

Jan Sipke Van der Veen, Mark Bastiaans, Marc De Jonge, Rudolf Strijkers

Abstract

This paper discusses a cloud storage platform in the defense context. The mobile and dismounted domains of defense organizations typically use devices that are light in storage, processing and communication capabilities. This means that it is difficult to store a lot of information on these devices locally, but also that it is infeasible to rely on a central storage system that is accessible through a network. The concept of Information of Interest (IoI) is introduced to denote the information demand of a user and its devices and applications. A novel storage platform is designed and tested that uses well-known techniques such as synchronization, caching and discovery, and uses the IoI to determine the storage strategy. A sample application was created that runs on personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. Manual and automated tests were run to show that the platform behaves as expected.

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Van der Veen J., Bastiaans M., De Jonge M. and Strijkers R. (2012). A CLOUD STORAGE PLATFORM IN THE DEFENSE CONTEXT - Mobile Data Management with Unreliable Network Conditions . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER, ISBN 978-989-8565-05-1, pages 462-467. DOI: 10.5220/0003898404620467


in Bibtex Style

@conference{closer12,
author={Jan Sipke Van der Veen and Mark Bastiaans and Marc De Jonge and Rudolf Strijkers},
title={A CLOUD STORAGE PLATFORM IN THE DEFENSE CONTEXT - Mobile Data Management with Unreliable Network Conditions},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,},
year={2012},
pages={462-467},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003898404620467},
isbn={978-989-8565-05-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,
TI - A CLOUD STORAGE PLATFORM IN THE DEFENSE CONTEXT - Mobile Data Management with Unreliable Network Conditions
SN - 978-989-8565-05-1
AU - Van der Veen J.
AU - Bastiaans M.
AU - De Jonge M.
AU - Strijkers R.
PY - 2012
SP - 462
EP - 467
DO - 10.5220/0003898404620467