Graupner, Hendrik; Torkura, Kennedy; Berger, Philipp; Schnjakin, Maxim; Meinel, Christoph
Proceedings of the 40th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN)
Privacy, security, and trust concerns are continuously hindering the growth of cloud computing despite its attractive features. To mitigate these concerns, an emerging approach targets the use of multi-cloud architectures to achieve portability and reduce cost. Multi-cloud architectures however suffer several challenges including inadequate cross-provider APIs, insufficient support from cloud service providers, and especially non-unified access control mechanisms. Consequently, the available multicloud proposals are unhandy or insecure. This paper proposes two contributions. At first, we survey existing cloud storage provider interfaces. Following, we propose a novel technique that deals with the challenges of connecting modern authentication standards and multiple cloud authorization methods.