Providing Security SLA in Next Generation Data Centers with SPECS: The EMC Case Study

Valentina Casola, Massimiliano Rak, Silvio La Porta, Andrew Byrne


Next generation Data Centers (ngDC) are the cloud-based architectures devoted to offering infrastructure services in flexible ways: managing in an integrated way compute, network and storage services. This solution is very attractive from an organisation’s perspective but one of the main challenges to adoption is the perception of loss of security and control over resources that are dynamically acquired in the cloud and that reside on remote providers. For a full adoption, datacenter customers need more guarantees about the security levels provided, creating the need for tools to dynamically negotiate and monitor the security requirements. The SPECS project proposes a platform that offers security features with an as-a-service approach, furthermore it uses Security Service Level Agreements (Security SLA) as a means for establishing a clear statement between customers and providers to define a mutual agreement. This paper presents an industrial experience from EMC that integrates the SPECS Platform and their innovative solutions for ngDC. In particular, the paper will illustrate how it is possible to negotiate, enforce and monitor a Security SLA in a cloud infrastructure offering.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Casola V., Rak M., La Porta S. and Byrne A. (2016). Providing Security SLA in Next Generation Data Centers with SPECS: The EMC Case Study . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 2: CLOSER, ISBN 978-989-758-182-3, pages 138-145. DOI: 10.5220/0005804301380145

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author={Valentina Casola and Massimiliano Rak and Silvio La Porta and Andrew Byrne},
title={Providing Security SLA in Next Generation Data Centers with SPECS: The EMC Case Study},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 2: CLOSER,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 2: CLOSER,
TI - Providing Security SLA in Next Generation Data Centers with SPECS: The EMC Case Study
SN - 978-989-758-182-3
AU - Casola V.
AU - Rak M.
AU - La Porta S.
AU - Byrne A.
PY - 2016
SP - 138
EP - 145
DO - 10.5220/0005804301380145