Event2Ledger: Container traceability using Docker Swarm and consortium Hyperledger blockchain


Cloud computing employing container-based virtualization enables dynamic allocation of computational resources, providing scalability and fault tolerance, etc. However, this flexibility could imply a drawback: container environment monitoring is highly challenging due to the large flow of calls and (de)allocations. In this work, we present event2ledger, a blockchain-based solution that implements a distributed log with data sent by authorized and customized collectors to a permissioned consortium blockchain, responsible for ordering and storage in a distributed and auditable manner. A proof-of-concept is implemented with a Hyperledger Fabric consortium blockchain, composed and maintained by the scenario actors (i.e., Providers, Users, and Developers), which stores signed container life cycle events.

Palavras-chave: docker, container, monitoring, blockchain, append log


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MARQUES, Marco A.; SIMPLÍCIO JR., Marcos A.; MIERS, Charles Christian. Event2Ledger: Container traceability using Docker Swarm and consortium Hyperledger blockchain. In: SALÃO DE FERRAMENTAS - SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE SEGURANÇA DA INFORMAÇÃO E DE SISTEMAS COMPUTACIONAIS (SBSEG), 22. , 2022, Santa Maria. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2022 . p. 103-110. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5753/sbseg_estendido.2022.227013.


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