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A case study in inspecting the cost of security in cloud computing

Lookup NU author(s): Said Kamil, Dr Nigel Thomas



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The growing demands of business and the competition in the provision of services has led to many enterprises outsourcing IT provision using cloud computing to handle business processes and data management. Ideally, the benefits that are offered by cloud computing technology can accommodate the rapidly increased demands of the organizations and individual customers. However, the usage of cloud computing has potential security concerns. The proposed research will put forward an approach for investigating the cost of security in cloud computing. The proposed method is based on a multi-level security model, which uses the distribution of partitioned workflows upon hybrid clouds. Furthermore, the PEPA Eclipse plug-in tool will be used to create a cost model that uses the valid deployment choices that generated by the multi-level security model. The outcomes that can be obtained by means of implementing this research will used to describe the evaluation of the performance. Thus, predictions of the performance can be derived as well as the potential cost of deployment under different options and scenarios.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Kamil SNS, Thomas N

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science

Year: 2015

Volume: 318

Pages: 179-196

Print publication date: 25/11/2015

Online publication date: 18/11/2015

Acceptance date: 14/10/2015

Date deposited: 25/01/2016

ISSN (electronic): 1571-0661

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/j.entcs.2015.10.026


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