Discovering Resources in an Intercloud Environment

Chin Ting Yu, Henry C.B. Chan, Daniel Wai Kei Kwong

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With the growing number of cloud users and the popularity of cloud services, there has been considerable interest in studying Intercloud models and architectures. Inspired by the existing IEEE P2302 Intercloud framework and standards, this paper presents an Intercloud architecture for Intercloud communications, focusing on resource discovery. An Intercloud system seeks to facilitate the sharing of resources among different clouds so that cloud resources can be used more efficiently and effectively. In general, resources sharing involves three main steps: discovering resources, selecting resources and allocating resources. This paper seeks to study a DNS-based method for discovering cloud resources. Based on an Intercloud architecture, we also develop analytical models by using queuing theory, and examine the impact of different parameters on the performance of the resource discovery process. The performance of two models, sequential search and broadcast search, are compared and analyzed. The main objectives of the modeling are to evaluate the performance and investigate the constraints of these two models, and determine a better resources discovery method that minimizes the average response time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509050192
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017
Event2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2017 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 4 Dec 20178 Dec 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2017 - Proceedings


Conference2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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