Credo: Trusted Computing for Guest VMs with a Commodity Hypervisor

  title={Credo: Trusted Computing for Guest VMs with a Commodity Hypervisor},
  author={Himanshu Raj and David Charles Robinson and Talha Bin Tariq and Paul England and Stefan Saroiu and Alec Wolman},
This paper presents the Credo architecture to enable trustworthy virtualization based cloud computing platforms. A key feature of Credo is a small platform Trusted Computing Base (TCB) for a customer VM that consists only of a securely launched hypervisor and minimal hardware components, without any privileged partitions and their administrators. Credo achieves this reduction in TCB via emancipation, a mechanism that provides VMs enhanced secrecy and integrity protection guarantees from… CONTINUE READING


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