Survey of Cloud-Based Content Sharing Research: Taxonomy of System Models and Case Examples


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E100-B    No.4    pp.484-499
Publication Date: 2017/04/01
Publicized: 2016/10/21
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2016EBI0001
Type of Manuscript: INVITED SURVEY PAPER
Category: Network System
content sharing,  client-server,  shared storage,  peer-to-peer,  grid computing,  cloud computing,  object storage,  interoperability,  federated cloud,  hybrid cloud,  multi-cloud,  aggregated service by broker,  provider centric,  client centric,  

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This paper illustrates various content sharing systems that take advantage of cloud's storage and computational resources as well as their supporting conventional technologies. First, basic technology concepts supporting cloud-based systems from a client-server to cloud computing as well as their relationships and functional linkages are shown. Second, the taxonomy of cloud-based system models from the aspect of multiple clouds' interoperability is explained. Interoperability can be categorized into provider-centric and client-centric scenarios. Each can be further divided into federated clouds, hybrid clouds, multi-clouds and aggregated service by broker. Third, practical cloud-based systems related to contents sharing are reported and their characteristics are discussed. Finally, future direction of cloud-based content sharing is suggested.