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5 Cloud Accountability Architecture

In section 5.1 we extend the NIST cloud reference architecture conceptual model [5] with accountability.

In section 5.2 we then identify the accountability support services to be implemented by cloud providers to exchange the accountability artifacts (cf section 2.4), and discuss specifics of each service.

Accountability Reference Framework – Support Services

Figure 20: Accountability reference framework – support services.

In section 5.3, we offer a practical approach to the adoption of the Accountability Framework by identifying patterns, which respect to the integration of A4Cloud approach to the existing capabilities of a cloud environment and the adoption of this approach by the identified stakeholders.