Patent Number: 9,742,845

Title: Multi-service cloud storage decision optimization process

Abstract: A method for storage management of client files in a multi-service cloud environment is provided. The method includes receiving a mapped list of available cloud storage services of the multi-service cloud environment. The method further includes receiving categorization of the client files. The method further includes performing a qualitative analysis of the received mapped list of available cloud storage services and the categorized client files, to generate a decision data structure representative of cloud storage preferences of a client. The method further includes storing the client files in the multi-service cloud environment. The method further includes determining whether to encrypt the stored client files. The method further includes tagging individual files of the stored client files, or groups of client files of the stored client files, or a combination of the individually stored client files or the groups of client files for encrypting the stored client files.

Inventors: Echeverria; Pedro Ivo M. (Sao Paulo, BR)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: H04L 29/08 (20060101); G06F 21/62 (20130101); G06F 17/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-08-22 0:00:00