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Large Scale Network-Centric Distributed Systems by Albert Y. Zomaya, Hamid Sarbazi-Azad

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A Cloud Broker Architecture for MultiCloud Environments

Jose Luis Lucas-Simarro, Iñigo San Aniceto, Rafael Moreno-Vozmediano, Ruben S. Montero, and Ignacio M. Llorente

Contents

15.1 Introduction

In the last few years the cloud computing market [1] has experienced important growth. With the market expansion, the complexity is also increasing as users must deal with different cloud providers and their particular features (e.g., virtual machine (VM) types, pricing schemes, and cloud interfaces).

The cloud computing market provides users with different cloud providers, such as Amazon EC2 [2], CloudSigma [3], ElasticHosts [4], Flexiant [5], GoGrid [6], and Rackspace [7], which offer users ...

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