This paper presents a storage model named Peer to Cloud and Peer (P2CP). Assuming that the P2CP model follows the Poisson process or Little’s law, we prove that the speed and availability of P2CP is generally better than that of the pure Peer to Peer (P2P) model, the Peer to Server, Peer (P2SP) model or the cloud model. A key feature of our P2CP is that it has three data transmission tunnels: the cloud-user data transmission tunnel, the clients’ data transmission tunnel, and the common data transmission tunnel. P2CP uses the cloud storage system as a common storage system. When data transmission occurs, the data nodes, cloud user, and the non-cloud user are all together involved to complete the transaction.
Sun, Zhe; Shen, Jun; and Beydoun, Ghassan, "P2CP: A New Cloud Storage Model to Enhance Performance of Cloud Services" (2011). CONF-IRM 2011 Proceedings. 7.