MyRiad Data Solutions

A triple-backup system utilizing Amazon S3, Google Drive, and Azure Bucket with implementation of RAID 5 to ensure the data is protected at all times. The tool also includes an intuitive and easy-to-use command line as well as an analytic tool accessible via the cloud storage APIs.

About Project

QArea was asked to develop a desktop application for creating backups and safe data storage in the cloud. The key principle of the application is to provide users with a virtual disk on which they can store their files. Files can be shared between 3 clouds: Amazon S3, Google Drive, and Azure Bucket. This way, files are divided into three storage locations. Thanks to this, the application provides a huge level of data protection. In addition, it has an intuitive and easy-to-use command line interface and comprehensive statistics. A handy analytic tool allows users to view their activity history and collect account metrics from the cloud API (application programming interface).

Challenges

Our main goal was to create a well-protected data storage application with an easy-to-use interface. As our client provided us with minimum project requirements, we had to develop an application concept from scratch, and also cover all development stages from design to testing and further maintenance of the project. The application had to have a huge level of security, so the QA phase had to play a big role for our team during the development life cycle. Based on customer expectations, we also had to prepare a set of technical documents and use cases for testing.

Solutions

QArea provided both development and testing services for our client. The project realization took 6 months and covered all the development stages. We used RAID 5 approach to meet the main purpose of the project and ensure its protection from data leakage. In addition, we developed a convenient CLI (Command-Line Interface) and provided future users with smooth navigation through the application. For successful API development, we used C# programming language as well as Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Universal Windows Platform (UWP), and Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML).

The application commands can run from the shell script all while key encryption can be applied by users for even better security. To help users to manage files, we also implemented an effective analytical tool which allows users to have the visual history of their activity.

The testing process has played a big role in the project development. We paid great attention to the security, stress, and UI testing types. Since the project requires data storage activities, we used cloud testing capabilities. We simultaneously run a large amount of data in order to investigate even the slightest inaccuracies in the application operation.

Results

The project was successfully implemented and is now at the production stage. Users can apply all its features without any doubt about their data protection. Our client is satisfied with the end results, especially with the communication processes during the development stages.

Industries

Platforms

  • Web

Languages

  • C#
  • UWP
  • WCF
  • XAML
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