cs 16(6): e2

Research Article

A performance model of the Trusted Cloud Computing Platform VM Launch Protocol

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.14-12-2015.2262693,
        author={Said Kamil and Nigel Thomas},
        title={A performance model of the Trusted Cloud Computing Platform VM Launch Protocol},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Cloud Systems},
        volume={2},
        number={6},
        publisher={ACM},
        journal_a={CS},
        year={2016},
        month={1},
        keywords={tccp security protocol, cloud computing, pepa},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-12-2015.2262693}
    }
    
  • Said Kamil
    Nigel Thomas
    Year: 2016
    A performance model of the Trusted Cloud Computing Platform VM Launch Protocol
    CS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-12-2015.2262693
Said Kamil1, Nigel Thomas1,*
  • 1: Newcastle University
*Contact email: nigel.thomas@ncl.ac.uk

Abstract

The adoption of the cloud computing paradigm is associated with increasing security concerns. Cloud computing service models (SaaS, PaaS and IaaS) are exposed to different security threats in each level of services. The Trusted Cloud Computing Platform (TCCP) proposes a security model that protects customers VMs at the IaaS level. In this paper, we investigate methodologies for the specification and scalability of a performance model and evaluation of the VM Launch security protocol within the TCCP model. The Markovian process algebra PEPA has been used to specify and analyse the VM Launch protocol.