Role of Agents to Enhance the Security and Scalability in Cloud Environment

Role of Agents to Enhance the Security and Scalability in Cloud Environment

Manisha Malhotra (Chandigarh University, India) and Aarti Singh (Guru Nanak Girls College, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3029-9.ch002
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Abstract

Cloud computing is a novel paradigm that changes the industry viewpoint of inventing, developing, deploying, scaling, updating, maintaining, and paying for applications and the infrastructure on which they are deployed. Due to dynamic nature of cloud computing it is quite easy to increase the capacity of hardware or software, even without investing on purchases of it. This feature of cloud computing is named as scalability which is one of the main concern in cloud environment. This chapter presents the architecture of scalability by using mobile agents. It also highlights the other main issues prevailing in cloud paradigm. Further it presents the hybrid architecture for data security which is also the one of major concern of it. This chapter mainly highlights the solution for scalability and security.
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Cloud Computing

Cloud basically stands for Common Location-independent Online Utility service, available on-Demand. It supports huge amount of virtual workload of resources including communicative environment for user. Cloud computing thus offers computing technologies being offered at cloud. Cloud computing offer lots of advantages over traditional computing such as online resources, offline access, flexibility, savings, just to name a few (see Figure 1).

Figure 1.

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Cloud computing includes everything that already exists (Armbrust et al., 2009). It is distributed into three segments namely, applications, platforms and “infrastructure”. Majorly, the definition of cloud computing specifically revolves round the terms like scalability, pay-per use model, and virtualization.

In fact, enablers supporting cloud computing are interoperability, portability, integration of components, ease of deployment, pay as per use, economic, rapid provisioning and elasticity and so on. Because of the appealing features mentioned above, cloud computing is becoming a temptation for all business organizations.

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