A secure cloud migration framework for cloud computing

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Jainish Rajesh Jain
Asaduzzaman, Abu

The cloud computing environment has attained universal embrace in contemporary world. Its opulence is due predominantly to consumers' potential to use cloud amenities on demand with pay as you use protocol, which has validated being favorable. Despite of its evident merits, although, many enterprises hesitate to migrate from one cloud service provider to the other, primarily because of the issues associated to data migration, data lock-in, and security. In this work, we propose a cloud migration framework which addresses the data integrity issues, security and application lock-ins with the help of MySQL, tomcat server, java scripts, base concepts of amazon Database migration, Tsunami protocol, and cloud data logging framework in the cloud. We develop an enterprise specific migration framework to migrate the data from one cloud to the other cloud service once it is authorized by administrator. In case of any unauthorized user or service provider, the migration framework triggers an alarm message and locks the data using the cloud security framework integrated in migration framework. We simulate cases where migrations were successful and failed. Experimental results show that the time taken to migrate data is at least 20% less than the traditional data transfer, on an average size of the application and the bandwidth.

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Thesis (M.S.)--Wichita State University, College of Engineering, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science