A Model of Cloud Computing Federation Based on Complex Network Theory

  • Zhenli HeEmail author
  • Hua Zhou
  • Yin Zhang
  • Junhui Liu
  • Lei Su
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 142)


With the development of cloud computing technology, it is necessary to integrate multiple cloud computing service providers. Cloud computing federation is a kind of cloud model which integrates multiple cloud computing service providers, provides the cooperation between them and mutual operation mechanism, improves the service quality and implements the corresponding strategy. It has become one of hot research topics at present. The paper summarizes the demand at first and discusses the significance of cloud computing federation. Secondly, we introduce the related research in this field, pointing out the problems existed in the current study. Then, the paper puts forward a cloud computing federation model based on the theory of complex network, at the same time supporting vertical scaling and horizontal extension according to the study, what’s more, the strategies of node join and leave are put forward. Finally, on the basis of above, the paper has carried out the qualitative analysis for the model.


Cloud computing Cloud computing federation Complex network theory modeling Integrate 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.61365010). This work was also supported in part by China National Natural Science Foundation under Grants 61300224, the International Science and Technology Collaboration Program (2014DFT10070) funded by China Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Hubei Provincial Key Project under grant 2013CFA051.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhenli He
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hua Zhou
    • 1
  • Yin Zhang
    • 2
  • Junhui Liu
    • 1
  • Lei Su
    • 3
  1. 1.School of SoftwareYunnan UniversityKunmingChina
  2. 2.Embedded and Pervasive Computing Lab, School of Computer Science and TechnologyHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina
  3. 3.School of Information Engineering and AutomationKunming University of Science and TechnologyKunmingChina

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