Multi-Agent based Framework for Secure and Reliable Communication among Open Clouds

Amjad Mehmood, Houbing Song, Jaime Lloret


Cloud Computing (CC) is an emerging field of Information Technology. CC environment completely relies on the perception of utility, service-oriented, cluster and grid computing. The idea of virtualization discriminates CC from other fields. CC environment provides better, reliable, and scalable services. Since clouds are working independently smooth, but standalone, cloud operation is complex. Therefore the need of interoperability and portability with other clouds come into play which increases the scope of the cloud environment. Then, the security threats are increased in the cloud environments. In order to address the problem, a Secure Multi-Agent based framework for Communication among Open Clouds is proposed in this paper. In the framework, each cloud has a secure Mobile Agent which is responsible of the secure communication among clouds. Thus, authentication of Mobile Agents is performed by the Directory Agent. Directory agents are included in order to avoid the joining malicious or attacker mobile agents into the cloud. The theoretical and practical results show that Multi-agent based framework is more reliable and secure than other cloud environments.

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