A distributed cloud architecture for academic community cloud

Shigetoshi Yokoyama*, Nobukazu Yoshioka

*Corresponding author for this work

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This study describes a new approach to cloud federation architecture for academic community cloud. Two basic approaches have been proposed to deal with cloud burst, disaster recovery, business continuity, etc., in community clouds: standardization of cloud services and multi-cloud federation. The standardization approach would take time; i.e., it would not be effective until there are enough implementations and deployments following the standard specifications. The federation approach places limitations on the functionalities provided to users; they have to be the greatest common divisor of the clouds’ functions. Our approach is “cloud on demand”, which means on-demand cloud extension deployments at remote sites for inter-cloud collaborations. Because we can separate the governance of physical resources for cloud deployment and the governance of each cloud by this approach, each organization can have full control on its cloud. We describe how the problems of the previous approaches are solved by the new approach and evaluate a prototype implementation of our approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCloud Computing and Services Sciences - International Conference in Cloud Computing and Services Sciences, CLOSER 2014, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsMarkus Helfert, Frédéric Desprez, Donald Ferguson, Frank Leymann, Víctor Méndez Muñoz
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9783319254135
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference in Cloud Computing and Services Sciences, CLOSER 2014 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2014 Apr 32014 Apr 5

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


ConferenceInternational Conference in Cloud Computing and Services Sciences, CLOSER 2014


  • Academic cloud
  • Bare-Metal provisioning
  • Cluster as a service
  • Community cloud
  • Inter-cloud

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics


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