António Casimiro

TRONE: Trustworthy and Resilient Operations in a Network Environment

António Casimiro, Paulo Veríssimo, Diego Kreutz, Filipe Araújo, Raúl Barbosa, Samuel Neves, Bruno Sousa, Marília Curado, Carlos Silva, Rajeev Gandhi and Priya Narasimhan

The Second International Workshop on Dependability of Clouds, Data Centers and Virtual Machine Technology (DCDV'12), Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE/IFIP 42nd Dependable Systems and Networks Workshops, Boston, MA, USA, June 2012


Cloud infrastructures play an increasingly important role for telecom operators, because they enable internal consolidation of resources with the corresponding savings in hardware and management costs. However, this same consolidation exposes core services of the infrastructure to very disruptive attacks. This is the case of monitoring, which needs to be dependable and secure to ensure proper operation of large datacenters and cloud infrastructures. We argue that currently existing centralized monitoring approaches (e.g., relying on a single solution provider, using single point of failure components) represent a huge risk, because a single vulnerability may compromise the entire monitoring infrastructure.
In this paper, we describe the TRONE approach to trustworthy monitoring, which relies on multiple components to achieve increased levels of reliance on the monitoring data and hence increased trustworthiness. In particular, we focus on the TRONE framework for event dissemination, on security-oriented diagnosis based on collected events and on fast network adaptation in critical situations based on multi-homing application support.
To validate our work, we will deploy and demonstrate our solutions in a live environment provided by Portugal Telecom.


  author      = {Casimiro, Ant\'{o}nio and Ver\'{\i}ssimo, Paulo and Kreutz, Diego and Araujo, Filipe and Barbosa, Raul and Neves, Samuel and Sousa, Bruno and Curado, Marilia and Silva, Carlos and Gandhi, Rajeev and Narasimhan, Priya},
  title       = {TRONE: Trustworthy and Resilient Operations in a Network Environment},
  booktitle   = {Dependable Systems and Networks Workshops (DSN-W), 2012 IEEE/IFIP 42nd International Conference on},
  year        = {2012},
  month       = {june},
  doi         = {10.1109/DSNW.2012.6264694},
  url         = {},
  pages       = {1--6},
  keywords    = {Cloud computing;Monitoring;Peer to peer computing;Quality of service;Resilience;Security;Telecommunications;cloud computing;computer network security;trusted computing;Portugal Telecom;TRONE framework;centralized monitoring approach;cloud infrastructures;datacenters;disruptive attacks;event dissemination;multihoming application support;network adaptation;resource consolidation;security-oriented diagnosis;telecom operators;trustworthy and resilient operations in a network environment;trustworthy monitoring;Cloud Computing;Intrusion Tolerance;Root-Cause Analysis;Trustworthy Monitoring;},
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