Virtualization-related components (such as Hypervisor, Virtual Network and Virtual Machines (VMs)) in a virtualized data center infrastructure need effective security controls. However, the differences in scope of control (among stakeholders) over this component set between in-house and cloud-based virtualized infrastructures introduce variations in security control measures that can be deployed by the respective stakeholders. In this paper, we analyze those variations and their efficiency & security impacts. We also suggest technology enablers that can minimize those impacts and improve the overall security robustness of the basic computing units of a virtualized infrastructure (i.e.,VMs).
Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Dependability (DEPEND 2012)
Conference Dates: August 19-21, 2012
Conference Location: Rome, -1
Conference Title: Fifth International Conference on Dependability (DEPEND 2012)
Pub Type: Conferences
cloud service model, hypervisor, virtual machine, virtual network, virtualized host