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Monsoon: Policy-Based Hybrid Cloud Management for Enterprises

Yan, Shi Xing; Lee, Bu Sung; Zhao, Guopeng; Chen, Chunqing; Ma, Ding; Mohamed, Peer
HP Laboratories


Keyword(s): Cloud Management; hybrid cloud;

Abstract: Cloud Computing has become more and more prevalent over the past few years, and we have seen the emergence of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) which is the most acceptable Cloud Computing service model. However, coupled with the opportunities and benefits brought by IaaS, the adoption of IaaS also faces management complexity in the hybrid cloud environment which enterprise users are mostly building up. A cloud management system, Monsoon proposed in this paper provides enterprise users an interface and portal to manage the cloud infrastructures from multiple public and private cloud service providers. To meet the requirements of the enterprise users, Monsoon has key components such as user management, access control, reporting and analytic tools, corporate account/role management, and policy implementation engine. Corporate Account module supports enterprise users? subscription and management of multi-level accounts in a hybrid cloud which may consist of multiple public cloud service providers and private cloud. Policy Implementation Engine module allows users to define the geography-based requirements, security level, government regulations and corporate policies and enforces these policies to all the subscription and deployment of user's cloud infrastructure.

7 Pages

External Posting Date: June 28, 2012 [Fulltext]. Approved for External Publication
Internal Posting Date: June 28, 2012 [Fulltext]

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