TRONE: Trustworthy and Resilient Operations in a Network Environment



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 indeed the case with 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.


Cloud Computing, Trustworthy Monitoring, Intrusion Tolerance, Root-Cause Analysis


Cloud, Monitoring

Related Project

TRONE: Trustworthy and Resilient Operations in a Network Environment (CMU-PT/RNQ/0015/2009)


The Second International Workshop on Dependability of Clouds, Data Centers and Virtual Machine Technology (DCDV 2012). Proceedings of the 42nd Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks Workshops (DCDV 2012), June 2012

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Year 2014 : 2 citations

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Year 2013 : 1 citations

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