Survey of cloud server geolocating techniques

Leo Hippeläinen, Ian Oliver, Shankar Lal

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Every cloud data center has a geographical location, which is known to, at least, its owner. Still, it is a challenge for a cloud customer to discover indisputably the location of the data center, which hosts an active cloud based service and its data. Knowing the location is necessary to assess that pertinent geographical obligations of service level agreements and legal requirements are fulfilled. For example, several countries have legislation that denies processing private data of its citizens in countries that do not have compliant legislation. This paper presents existing technologies that can be used to resolve and assess the geographical location of a cloud servers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th Conference of Open Innovations Association, FRUCT 2016
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9789526839752
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventConference of Open Innovations Association - Jyväskylä, Finland
Duration: 7 Nov 201611 Nov 2016
Conference number: 19


ConferenceConference of Open Innovations Association
Abbreviated titleFRUCT

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