Date Added: May 2011
The authors identified how cloud benefits do not come without their cost and that companies are becoming increasing vigilant in assuring they meet compliance. The complexity of distributed systems and the flexibility of the cloud computing models poses challenges when monitoring and assuring compliance is met. Therefore, in the discussion they describe the requirements of a real-time monitoring and compliance auditing service and brie y describing how rules will be derived and defined in an SLA. This forms the foundation for current and further research into a compliance-driven auditing architecture for distributed systems.