Cloud federation in a layered service model Conference

Villegas, D, Bobroff, N, Rodero, I et al. (2012). Cloud federation in a layered service model . JOURNAL OF COMPUTER AND SYSTEM SCIENCES, 78(5), 1330-1344. 10.1016/j.jcss.2011.12.017

cited authors

  • Villegas, D; Bobroff, N; Rodero, I; Delgado, J; Liu, Y; Devarakonda, A; Fong, L; Masoud Sadjadi, S; Parashar, M


  • We show how a layered Cloud service model of software (SaaS), platform (PaaS), and infrastructure (IaaS) leverages multiple independent Clouds by creating a federation among the providers. The layered architecture leads naturally to a design in which inter-Cloud federation takes place at each service layer, mediated by a broker specific to the concerns of the parties at that layer. Federation increases consumer value for and facilitates providing IT services as a commodity. This business model for the Cloud is consistent with broker mediated supply and service delivery chains in other commodity sectors such as finance and manufacturing. Concreteness is added to the federated Cloud model by considering how it works in delivering the Weather Research and Forecasting service (WRF) as SaaS using PaaS and IaaS support. WRF is used to illustrate the concepts of delegation and federation, the translation of service requirements between service layers, and inter-Cloud broker functions needed to achieve federation. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.

publication date

  • January 1, 2012

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 1330

end page

  • 1344


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