The sky: A social approach to clouds federation

Asma Al Falasi, Mohammed Adel Serhani, Said Elnaffar

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With all the controversy about Cloud computing reality, its promising benefits and enduring challenges, service provisioning remains the heart of this contentious Internet phenomenon. In this paper, we solidify the description of the Sky model that aims to facilitate the provisioning of composite Cloud services by promoting collaboration among Cloud vendors and through the adoption of the social networking infrastructure. The proposed Sky model introduces a novel social-based approach towards federation of Clouds by providing Cloud vendors with the means to advertise their services, form interconnections, synergize, and provide value-added services to the end users.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-138
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event4th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies, ANT 2013 and the 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology, SEIT 2013 - Halifax, NS, Canada
Duration: Jun 25 2013Jun 28 2013


  • Cloud computing
  • Federation
  • Service provisioning
  • Social networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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