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Use Cases

Lee Badger
Robert Bohn
Ramaswamy Chandramouli
Tim Grance
Tom Karygiannis
Robert Patt-Corner
Jeffrey Voas

Acknowledgments: The May 11, 2010 Gaithersburg Use Case workshop participants, Babak Johromi, Hemma Prafullchandra, and Gregg Brown

Initial Cloud Computing Use Case TBD, 2010

A set of twenty five use cases that seek to express selected portability, interoperability and security concerns that cloud users may have.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Important Actors for Public Clouds
  3. Cloud Management Use Cases
    3.1 Open An Account
    3.2 Close An Account
    3.3 Terminate An Account
    3.4 Copy Data Objects Into a Cloud
    3.5 Copy Data Objects Out of a Cloud
    3.6 Erase Data Objects In a Cloud
    3.7 VM Control: Allocate VM Instrance
    3.8 VM Control: Manage Virtual Machine Instance State
    3.9 Query Cloud-Provider Capabilities and Capacities
  4. Cloud Interoperability Use Cases
    4.1 Copy Data Objects between Cloud-Providers
    4.2 Dynamic Operation Dispatch to laaS Clouds
    4.3 Cloud Burst From Data Center to Cloud
    4.4 Migrate a Queuing-Based Application
    4.5 Migrate (fully-stopped) VMs from one cloud-provider to another
  5. Cloud Security Use Cases
    5.1 Identity Management - User Account Provisioning
    5.2 Identity Management - User Authentication in the Cloud
    5.3 Identity Management - Data Access Authorization Policy Management in the Cloud
    5.4 Identity Management - User Credential Synchronizaton Between Enterprises and the Cloud
    5.5 eDiscovery
    5.6 Security Monitoring
    5.7 Sharing of Access to Data in a Cloud
  6. Future Use cases Candidates
    6.1 Cloud Management Broker
    6.2 Transfer of ownership of data within a cloud
    6.3 Fault-Tolerant Cloud Group

Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
 

Created October 1, 2010, Updated March 23, 2018