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A Governance Framework for Cloud Computing and Virtualization

This project formed the core of Mariana Carroll's PhD at the University of South Africa. She was supervised by Prof Paula Kotzé (MEKE) and Prof Alta van der Merwe (MEKE until 2011, now UP). Mariana graduated on 4 October with a PhD in Information Systems at the University of South Africa. 

The project focused on the governance of cloud computing and virtualization and proposed an integrated governance framework for cloud computing and virtualization, called the Cloud-V Framework. The Framework provides a governance structure and guidelines to identify and evaluate cloud computing and virtualization benefits, risks and controls. 

The Cloud-V Framework technology package has been recorded by the CSIR under an invention disclosure and is avaolable for use under licence from the CSIR (Please contact  Paula Kotzé for more information). 

 

Several peer-reviewed publications resulted from this project:

Mariana Carroll, Paula Kotzé, Alta van der Merwe. 2012. Securing Virtual and Cloud Environments. In: Cloud Computing and Services Science, Service Science: Research and Innovations in the Service Economy), edited by I. Ivanov et al., DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-2326-3 4, © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012.

Mariana Carroll, Paula Kotze, Alta van der Merwe. 2011. Secure Cloud Computing: Benefits, Risks and Controls. Proceedings of the 2011 Information Security for South Africa (ISSA 2011) Conference, IEEE, ISBN 978-1-4577-1482-5 (electronic paper - no page numbers).

Mariana Carroll, Paula Kotzé, Alta van der Merwe. 2011. Secure Virtualization: Benefits, Risks and Controls. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, edited by Frank Leymann, Ivan Ivanov, Marten van Sinderen and Boris Shishkov, SciTePress, ISBN: 978-989-8425-52-2,  p. 15 – 23.

Mariana Carroll, Paula Kotzé, Alta van der Merwe. 2010. Going Virtual: Popular Trend or Real Prospect for Enterprise Information Systems. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems Volume 1: Databases and Information Systems Integration,  edited by Joaquim Filipe and José Cordeiro, SciTePress, p. 214 - 222. ISBN: 978-989-8425-04-1.

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