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 Volume 7, Issue 8 (August 2020), Pages: 53-64


 Review Paper

 Title: A secure operating system for data centers: A survey

 Author(s): Sikandar Ejaz 1, *, Muhammad Javed Iqbal 1, Hafsa Bibi 1, Shahbaz Pervez 2, Kawther A. Al-Dhlan 3, Seyed Ebrahim Hosseini 2


 1Computer Science Department, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan
 2Department of Information Technology, Abacus Institute of Studies, Christchurch, New Zealand
 3Computer Science and Information Department, College of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Hail, Hail, Saudi Arabia

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Data centers are now evolving source of computational hardware which have high potential to bring extraordinary computing capacity to use applications with resource sharing, fault tolerance, security, and scalability. To deliver the user with efficient computational power, with the support of data sharing, resource sharing and abstraction, an operating system-like software stack is needed for cloud computing hardware platforms. Existing distributed operating systems are not scalable to handle thousands of machines in clouds. As a result, current cloud computing environments are more complex at the user side. This paper surveys the existing data center functional platforms and discusses their worth and cost, to emphasis on development of a long-term mechanism with lasting impacts for present and future data center software infrastructure demands by considering all these factors which will help the organizations to select the best operating system for datacenter as per their particular needs and priorities. 

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 Keywords: Data centers, Operating system, Resource sharing, Security, Scalability, Application development, Cluster, Cloud computing

 Article History: Received 11 March 2019, Received in revised form 25 April 2020, Accepted 2 May 2020


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 Conflict of interest: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


 Ejaz S, Iqbal MJ, and Bibi H et al. (2020). A secure operating system for data centers: A survey. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 7(8): 53-64

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