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Deploying Virtual Machines on Shared Platforms

Aslam, Mudassar and Gehrmann, Christian (2011) Deploying Virtual Machines on Shared Platforms. [SICS Report]

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Abstract

In this report, we describe mechanisms for secure deployment of virtual machines on shared platforms looking into a telecommunication cloud use case, which is also presented in this report. The architecture we present focuses on the security requirements of the major stakeholders’ part of the scenario we present. This report comprehensively covers all major security aspects including different security mechanisms and protocols, leveraging existing standards and state-of-the art wherever applicable. In particular, our architecture uses TCG technologies for trust establishment in the deployment of operator virtual machines on shared resource platforms. We also propose a novel procedure for securely launching and cryptographically binding a virtual machine to a target platform thereby protecting the operator virtual machine and its related credentials.

Item Type:SICS Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Security, trusted computing, virtualization, cloud computing, telecommunication networks
ID Code:4170
Deposited By:Vicki Carleson
Deposited On:02 Aug 2011 15:24
Last Modified:17 Jan 2013 11:28

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