Grant: $1,523,686 - National Science Foundation - Sep. 4, 2009
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Award Description: Virtual cloud computing is emerging as a promising solution to Information Technology (IT) management to both ease the provisioning and administration of complex hardware and software systems and reduce the operational costs. This project proposes fundamental research that leads to trustworthy virtual cloud computing and paves the way for its wide-adoption. The objective is to systematically investigate the security problems in the context of virtual cloud computing and develop a suite of mechanisms that ensures the trustworthiness of virtual cloud computing for both service providers and customers. This project consists of three technical thrusts: (1) Thrust 1 -- new security architecture and services that better isolate different customers' workloads and enhance their trustworthiness; (2) Thrust 2 -- protection of management infrastructure against malicious workloads; and (3) Thrust 3 -- protection of hosted workloads from potentially malicious management infrastructure. The first thrust explores new opportunities to enhance the trustworthiness of virtual cloud computing against mutual threats between workloads as well as external security threats, while the last two address the service providers' security concerns for customers' workloads and customers' security concerns for the service providers, respectively.
Project Description: In the past two weeks, we have identified graduate students to work on this project. We are in the process of identifying undergraduate students to be involved. More specific outcomes are expected in the next quarter.
Jobs Summary: No employees have been hired as of the report date (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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