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Cloud platforms today are increasingly resorting to vertical integration to save on costs and effort in general. This leads to famous cases like June 2013 when power outage in one of Amazon data centers led to prolonged outage in entire ecosystems like heroku. When it comes to storage, businesses are extremely sensitive to prolonged outages in service. This paper proposes a client-side solution which rectifies this problem by distributing storage among multiple service providers -- referred to as substores, where the abstraction allows for any storage technology like over-the-network APIs, local HDD or SSD disks, etc. Using the opportunity, the tool implements other useful features like social metadata layer and throughput awareness which allow for a brand-new formulation of smart distribution.
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