Francesco Tusa

Francesco Tusa was born in Messina on Feb 5th 1983. In 2008, he received a Master Postdegree in "Open Source and Computer Security", and started his PhD studies in "Advanced Technologies for Information Engineering" at the University of Messina. On April 2011 he defended his PhD thesis "Security in distributed computing systems: from Grid to Cloud". He have been actively working as IT Security and Distributed Systems Analyst in cloud computing, virtualization and Storage for the European Union Projects "RESERVOIR" and "VISION-CLOUD". He is involved in the design and implementation of the CLEVER cloud middleware. His scientific activity has been focused on studying distributed systems, grid and cloud computing. His research interest are in the area of security, virtualization, migration, federation of distributed computing systems. He is one of the members of the MDSLab Computer Engineering group at the University of Messina.

Publications

Achieving Federated and Self-Manageable Cloud Infrastructures: Theory and Practice
Massimo Villari, Ivona Brandic, Francesco Tusa. © 2012. 489 pages.
Cloud computing presents a promising approach for implementing scalable information and communications technology systems for private and public, individual, community, and...
Credential Management Enforcement and Secure Data Storage in gLite
Francesco Tusa, Massimo Villari, Antonio Puliafito. © 2012. 23 pages.
This article describes new security solutions for Grid middleware, and specifically faces the issues related to the management of users’ and servers’ credentials, together with...
Credential Management Enforcement and Secure Data Storage in gLite
Francesco Tusa, Massimo Villari, Antonio Puliafito. © 2012. 23 pages.
This article describes new security solutions for Grid middleware, and specifically faces the issues related to the management of users’ and servers’ credentials, together with...
Toward Cloud Federation: Concepts and Challenges
Antonio Celesti, Francesco Tusa, Massimo Villari. © 2012. 17 pages.
Federation in cloud computing is an emerging topic. Currently, all over the world in both academia and industry contexts many operators are picking up the advantages of cloud...
CLEVER: A Cloud Middleware Beyond the Federation
Francesco Tusa, Maurizio Paone, Massimo Villari. © 2012. 23 pages.
This chapter describes both the design and architecture of the CLEVER cloud middleware, pointing out the possibilities it offers towards enlarging the concept of federation in...
Credential Management Enforcement and Secure Data Storage in gLite
Francesco Tusa, Massimo Villari, Antonio Puliafito. © 2010. 22 pages.
This article describes new security solutions for Grid middleware, and specifically faces the issues related to the management of users’ and servers’ credentials, together with...