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Authors: Mariana Carroll 1 ; Paula Kotzé 2 and Alta van der Merwe 1

Affiliations: 1 Meraka Institute of the CSIR and University of South Africa, South Africa ; 2 Meraka Institute of the CSIR and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa

Keyword(s): Virtualization, Cloud computing, Benefits, Controls, Risks.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Cloud Computing ; Cloud Computing Enabling Technology ; Cloud Risk, Challenges, and Governance ; Fundamentals ; Virtualization Technologies

Abstract: Cloud computing is changing the IT delivery model to provide on-demand self-service access to a shared pool of computing resources (physical and virtual) via broad network access to offer reduced costs, scalability, flexibility, capacity utilization, higher efficiencies and mobility. In many instances cloud computing builds on the capabilities of a virtualized computing infrastructure enabling multi-tenancy, scalability and a highly abstracted cloud model. Even though cloud computing provides compelling benefits and cost-effective options for IT hosting and expansion, security of applications and data remains a number one business objective. It is therefore essential to ensure adequate security not only for cloud computing, but also for the underlying technologies enabling cloud computing. Management should understand and analyse risks in order to safeguard systems and data. The focus of this paper is on mitigation for virtualization security risks as a fundamental step towards secu re cloud computing environments. (More)


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Carroll, M.; Kotzé, P. and van der Merwe, A. (2011). SECURE VIRTUALIZATION - Benefits, Risks and Controls. In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - CLOSER; ISBN 978-989-8425-52-2; ISSN 2184-5042, SciTePress, pages 15-23. DOI: 10.5220/0003390400150023

author={Mariana Carroll. and Paula Kotzé. and Alta {van der Merwe}.},
title={SECURE VIRTUALIZATION - Benefits, Risks and Controls},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - CLOSER},


JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - CLOSER
TI - SECURE VIRTUALIZATION - Benefits, Risks and Controls
SN - 978-989-8425-52-2
IS - 2184-5042
AU - Carroll, M.
AU - Kotzé, P.
AU - van der Merwe, A.
PY - 2011
SP - 15
EP - 23
DO - 10.5220/0003390400150023
PB - SciTePress