A Requirements Analysis for IaaS Cloud Federation

Alfonso Panarello, Antonio Celesti, Maria Fazio, Massimo Villari, Antonio Puliafito


The advent of Cloud computing offers different ways both to sell and buy resources and services according to a pay-per-use model. Thanks to virtualization technology, different Cloud providers supplying cost-effective services provided in form of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) have been rising. Currently, there is another perspective which represents a further business opportunity for small/medium providers known as Cloud Federation. In fact, the Cloud ecosystem includes hundreds of independent and heterogeneous cloud providers, and a possible future alternative scenario is represented by the promotion of cooperation among them, thus enabling the sharing of computational and storage resources. In this paper, we specifically discuss an analysis of the requirements for the establishment of an IaaS Cloud Federation.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Panarello A., Celesti A., Fazio M., Villari M. and Puliafito A. (2014). A Requirements Analysis for IaaS Cloud Federation . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER, ISBN 978-989-758-019-2, pages 584-589. DOI: 10.5220/0004945705840589

in Bibtex Style

author={Alfonso Panarello and Antonio Celesti and Maria Fazio and Massimo Villari and Antonio Puliafito},
title={A Requirements Analysis for IaaS Cloud Federation},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,
TI - A Requirements Analysis for IaaS Cloud Federation
SN - 978-989-758-019-2
AU - Panarello A.
AU - Celesti A.
AU - Fazio M.
AU - Villari M.
AU - Puliafito A.
PY - 2014
SP - 584
EP - 589
DO - 10.5220/0004945705840589