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Survivability analogy for cloud computing

MTHUNZI, Siyakha and BENKHELIFA, Elhadj (2018) Survivability analogy for cloud computing. Proceedings of IEEE/ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, AICCSA, 2017-O. pp. 1056-1062. ISSN 2161-5330

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As cloud computing has become the most popular computing platform, and cloud-based applications a commonplace, the methods and mechanisms used to ensure their survivability is increasingly becoming paramount. One of the prevalent trends in recent times is a turn to nature for inspiration in developing and supporting highly survivable environments. This paper aims to address the problems of survivability in cloud environments through inspiration from nature. In particular, the community metaphor in nature's predator-prey systems where autonomous individuals' local decisions focus on ensuring the global survival of the community. Thus, we develop analogies for survivability in cloud computing based on a range of mechanisms which we view as key determinants of prey's survival against predation. For this purpose we investigate some predator-prey systems that will form the basis for our analogical designs. Furthermore, due to a lack of a standardized definition of survivability, we propose a unified definition for survivability, which emphasizes as imperative, a high level of proactiveness to thwart black swan events, as well as high capacity to respond to insecurity in a timely and appropriate manner, inspired by prey's avoidance and anti-predation approaches. © 2017 IEEE.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Presented at The Conference of 14th IEEE/ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, AICCSA 2017 ; Conference Date: 30 October 2017 - 3 November 2017; Conference Code:135250
Faculty: School of Computing and Digital Technologies > Computing
Depositing User: Library STORE team
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2018 15:37
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2018 08:56
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/4415

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