Tools for Cloud Accountability: A4Cloud Tutorial
Cloud computing is becoming a key IT infrastructure technology being adopted progressively by companies and users. Still, there are issues and uncertainties surrounding its adoption, such as security and how users data is dealt with that require attention from developers, researchers, providers and users. The A4Cloud project tries to help solving the problem of accountability in the cloud by providing tools that support the process of achieving accountability. This paper presents the contents of the first A4Cloud tutorial. These contents include basic concepts and tools developed within the project. In particular, we will review how metrics can aid the accountability process and some of the tools that the A4Cloud project will produce such as the Data Track Tool (DTT) and the Cloud Offering Advisory Tool (COAT).
Carmen Fernandez-Gago , Vasilis Tountopoulos, Simone Fischer-Hübner, Rehab Alnemr, David Nuñez, Julio Angulo, Tobias Pulls, Theo Koulouris, "Tools for Cloud Accountability: A4Cloud Tutorial", Privacy and Identity Management for the Future Internet in the Age of Globalisation, Volume 457 of the series IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 9th IFIP WG 9.2, 9.5, 9.6/11.7, 11.4, 11.6/SIG 9.2.2 International Summer School, Patras, Greece, September 7-12, 2014, Revised Selected Papers, Page(s): 219-236, Print ISBN: 978-3-319-18620-7, Online ISBN: 978-3-319-18621-4, Springer International Publishing, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-18621-4_15.