Characterizing IoT Cloud Federation

TitleCharacterizing IoT Cloud Federation
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2016
AuthorsCelesti, A., M. Fazio, M. Giacobbe, A. Puliafito, and M. Villari
Conference Name2016 30th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (WAINA) - Workshop on Cloud Computing Project and Initiatives - CCPI'16
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Conference LocationLe Régent Congress Centre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Keywordscloud computing, containers, federation, IoT, virtualisation

The advent of both Cloud computing and Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way of conceiving information and communication systems. Generally, we talk about IoT Cloud to indicate a new type of distributed system consisting of a set of smart devices interconnected with a remote Cloud infrastructure, platform, or software through the Internet and able to provide IoT as a Service (IoTaaS). In this paper, we discuss the near future evolution of IoT Clouds towards federated ecosystems, where IoT providers cooperate to offer more flexible services. Moreover, we present a general three-layer IoT Cloud Federation architecture, highlighting new business opportunities and challenges.