Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/61975
Title: Characterizing mobile *- box applications
Authors: Luo, X 
Zhou, H
Yu, L
Xue, L
Xie, Y
Keywords: Mobile and personal devices
Mobile applications
Performance
Personal cloud storage service
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Computer networks, 2016, v. 103, p. 228-239 How to cite?
Journal: Computer networks 
Abstract: With the increasing use of multiple electronic devices including tablets, PCs, and mobile devices, Personal Cloud Storage (PCS) services, such as Dropbox and Box, have gained huge popularity. Recent research has used the PC clients of a few PCS services to study the network architectures and performance of these services. The mobile clients deserve a further study because the study of PC clients does not necessarily represent the system and network demand with mobile clients. In this paper, we conduct the first systematic investigation on six popular PCS services to reveal their internals and measure their performance. By dissecting their protocols and conducting cross-layer examinations, we obtain interesting observations, identify design issues, and suggest solutions to remedy these issues. Moreover, we propose an efficient method to measure the response latency of PCS servers by exploiting their open APIs.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/61975
ISSN: 1389-1286
DOI: 10.1016/j.comnet.2016.03.025
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