System and Protocols for secure Intercloud Communications

Chung Kwan Law, Wen Xie, Zheng Xu, Yi Dou, Chin Ting Yu, Chun Bun Henry Chan, Daniel Wai Kei Kwong

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Abstract

In recent years, there has been considerable interest in Intercloud. Inspired by the Internet, Intercloud allows clouds to be interconnected, forming a cloud/network of clouds. With Intercloud, many new and powerful cloud computing services can be provided. One of the basic problems with supporting Intercloud is the need to address the issue of how to ensure that clouds can communicate with each other effectively and efficiently. Inspired by the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP), this paper presents an Intercloud Communications Protocol (ICCP). ICCP allows clouds to communicate with each other using a common protocol, which is transparent to the underlying application programming interfaces of different clouds. It also includes security functions to ensure confidentiality and integrity. Essentially, clouds can communicate with each other based on XML-based request/response messages in a secure manner. An Intercloud Gateway prototype has been developed to demonstrate the basic functionalities of the ICCP, such as transferring data objects securely. The proposed framework is expected to inspire innovative cloud computing services as well as pose challenging research problems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 11th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, ICITST 2016
PublisherIEEE
Pages399-404
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781908320735
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2017
Event11th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, ICITST 2016 - Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel, Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 5 Dec 20167 Dec 2016

Conference

Conference11th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, ICITST 2016
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period5/12/167/12/16

Keywords

  • Cloud computing
  • Cloud security
  • IEEE P2302
  • Intercloud
  • Multicloud

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Hardware and Architecture

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