Speaker: Antonio Davoli

Title : When the cloud meets a P2P network: on a new generation of cloud storage systems.


In these days, we are witnessing the evolution of cloud storage systems. One of the most intriguing research branches is focusing on merging these systems with peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, absorbing their benefits and thus creating new hybrid architectures. But, what happens when users need to modify their shared data? How can we exploit this hybrid architecture in order to achieve faster data consistency and better sharing performance? To answer these questions, we present Triton, a peer-assisted cloud storage system designed to reach fast operations on users’ data by taking advantage of the direct communication among users, performed via the P2P network that interconnects all users.


Antonio Davoli is currently a third year PhD student at the Department of Computer  Science at Sapienza University of Rome. He is advised by Prof. Alessandro Mei and his research interests include distributed and networked systems and hybrid architectures. Before starting his research activity, he spent one year at Interuniversity Consortium CASPUR  working on the Provincia Wifi project and QoS of wireless networks. During the last year of his PhD, he visited the IPADS Lab of Shanghai Jiao Tong University working, under supervision of Professor Haibo Chen, on high reliable storage solutions for virtualized environments.

Date: 12th  February, 2014.

Time: 14.00-15.00 hrs

Venue:  QMUL Maths:1.03

2014 February 12- Antonio Davoli