Missive: Fast Appliance Launch From an Untrusted Buffer Cache

The rise of virtualization on servers and more secure application architectures on client systems (e.g., iOS, Android and Windows 8) has resulted in a multitude of systems in which strongly isolated applications from mutually distrusting vendors run atop a minimal layer of host software. As functionality migrates out of the trusted computing base and into applications, how can the authors provide fast, interactive application launch times without relying on a trusted buffer cache? This paper presents missive, an end-to-end system for generating application image files, transmitting them across the wide-area Internet, and storing them in an untrusted cache.

Provided by: Microsoft Topic: Virtualization Date Added: Jan 2015 Format: PDF

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