Buchtitel: Proceedings of the 1st IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E)
Cloud Federation is one concept to confront challenges that still persist in Cloud Computing, such as vendor lock-in or compliance requirements. The lack of a standardized meaning for the term Cloud Federation has led to multiple conflicting definitions and an unclear prospect of its possible benefits.
Taking a client-side perspective on federated compute services, we analyse how choosing a certain federation strategy affects Quality of Service and cost of the resulting service or application. Based on a use case, we experimentally prove our analysis to be correct and describe the different trade-offs that exist within each of the strategies.