Toward Cloud Federation: Concepts and Challenges

Toward Cloud Federation: Concepts and Challenges

Antonio Celesti (Università Degli Studi di Messina, Italy), Francesco Tusa (Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy) and Massimo Villari (Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1631-8.ch001


Federation in cloud computing is an emerging topic. Currently, all over the world in both academia and industry contexts many operators are picking up the advantages of cloud computing and federation in planning the Internet of the future. Nevertheless, cloud federation is at the early stage, and the scientific community is not fully aware how the federation will impact the cloud computing scenario. In this chapter, the authors try to clarify the ideas and discuss the main future challenges regarding cloud federation.
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Cloud federation does not always have the same meaning. This section provides the base information for classifying a cloud federation, according to an agreed service level and related to the partnership establishment.

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