Date Added: Oct 2010
Cloud computing is widely considered as an attractive service model since the users commitments for investment and operations are minimised, and costs are in direct relation to usage and demand. However, when networking aspects for distributed clouds are considered, there is little support and the effort is often underestimated. The project SAIL is addressing cloud networking as the combination of management for cloud computing and vital networking capabilities between distributed cloud resources involved to improve the management of both. This position paper presents new security challenges as considered in SAIL for ensuring legitimate usage of cloud networking resources and for preventing misuse.