TVDc: managing security in the trusted virtual datacenter

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TVDc: managing security in the trusted virtual datacenter
Virtualization technology is becoming increasingly common in datacenters, since it allows for collocation of multiple workloads, consisting of operating systems, middleware and applications, in different virtual machines (VMs) on shared physical hardware platforms. However, when coupled with the ease of VM migration, this trend increases the potential surface for security attacks. Further, the simplified management of VMs, including creation, cloning and migration, makes it imperative to monitor and guarantee the integrity of software components running within VMs. This paper presents the IBM Trusted Virtual Datacenter (TVDc) technology developed to address the need for strong isolation and integrity guarantees, thus significantly enhancing security and systems management capabilities, in virtualized environments. It signifies the first effort to incorporate trusted computing technologies directly into virtualization and systems management software. We present and discuss various comp...
Stefan Berger, Ramón Cáceres, Dimitr
Added 15 Dec 2010
Updated 15 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2008
Authors Stefan Berger, Ramón Cáceres, Dimitrios E. Pendarakis, Reiner Sailer, Enriquillo Valdez, Ronald Perez, Wayne Schildhauer, Deepa Srinivasan
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