Journal article Open Access
Sapana Sanjay Bhuskute; Sujata Kadu
Federated cloud computing is the advancement in the area of the general cloud computing paradigm. In a federated cloud environment, multiple cloud service providers share their computing assets, servers, and various facilities to fulfill customer demands. Federated cloud computing terminology consists of the aggregation of services considered by interoperability characteristics and creates the integration of several cloud service providers regardless of any geographical location. It improves the performance, utilization of facilities, minimizes response time and pricing model by partial subcontracting various computing resources and facilities from the nearby cost-efficient province. Customers also get profited from service level agreements signed between the cloud service providers through intermediator cloud brokers. This work aims to survey the federated cloud environment, its various architectural types, advantages associated with the federation, challenges associated with a federated cloud environment, and future research directions in the federated cloud computing research area.