Security Threats and Solutions for Virtualization and Migration in Virtual Machines

  • N. Ravi
  • N. R. Sunitha
Conference paper


Cloud has been a dominant player in information technology in the recent years. The main composing factor of cloud is virtualization among many others. Due to the widespread acceptance of cloud, the researchers have identified that the area is a favorable habitat for the attacks. The attacks and threats always have poured gloomy clouds on the user raising the concern about their privacy and security. The virtualization technology dates back to the advent of mainframe computers and has been the area of refinement over the years. Since the cloud is built on obsolete virtualization technology, it eases the combination of attack pattern for the malicious user. Also, the migration of virtual machine (VM) holds key status in the effective management of data centers. As the virtualization technology imbibed on cloud is obsolete, the migration technique is also prone to attack and ineffective management. This paper discusses the threats and associated attacks pertaining to virtualization and migration in VM and proposes a new framework which will enhance the security of virtualized environment. The proposed framework handles the migration of VM in an effective manner.


Virtualization Virtual Machine (VM) DASDVM Security threats Migration Cloud computing threats SLA 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Ravi
    • 1
  • N. R. Sunitha
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringSiddaganga Institute of TechnologyTumakuruIndia

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