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Modern datacenters exhibit vast architectural diversity, however, the differences can be abstracted by two sets of models that capture relevant security aspects. The first one focuses on defining administrative domains, while the latter is more concerned with identifying and defining stakeholders and their incentives.

Boundaries between different administrative domains dictate how a specific security mechanism is implemented, while, in turn, the assumptions on trust (as well as other factors) dictate where that boundary is.