Cloud service selection based on the aggregation of user feedback and quantitative performance assessment

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Abstract

Cloud computing has been attracting huge attention in recent years. More and more individuals and organizations have been moving their work into cloud environments because of its flexibility and low-cost. Due to the emergence of a variety of cloud service providers, selecting the most suitable cloud service becomes increasingly important for potential cloud users. In prior studies, the selection and comparison of cloud services usually focus on objective performance analysis based on cloud monitoring and benchmark testing without considering the viewpoints of cloud users who are indeed consuming cloud services. This causes a problem that some vital aspects which concern cloud consumers (e.g., privacy and cloud providers' reputation) are not taken into account in cloud service selection. In this paper, we propose a novel model of cloud service selection by aggregating the information from both the feedback from cloud users and objective performance analysis from a trusted third party. Based on this model, we first propose a framework which supports our cloud service selection approach. Then after classifying subjective assessment and objective assessment, we present a novel cloud service selection approach to aggregate all subjective assessments and objective assessments through a fuzzy simple additive weighting system. In addition, to reduce the bias caused by unreasonable feedback from unprofessional or malicious cloud users, a method is proposed for filtering the feedback from such users. After processing, the aggregated result can quantitatively reflect the overall quality of a cloud service. Finally, a case study is presented to illustrate the advantages of our approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 10th International Conference on Services Computing, SCC 2013
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages152-159
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780768550268
ISBN (Print)9781479906864
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE 10th International Conference on Services Computing, SCC 2013 - Santa Clara, CA, United States
Duration: 27 Jun 20132 Jul 2013

Other

Other2013 IEEE 10th International Conference on Services Computing, SCC 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Clara, CA
Period27/06/132/07/13

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    Qu, L., Wang, Y., & Orgun, M. A. (2013). Cloud service selection based on the aggregation of user feedback and quantitative performance assessment. In Proceedings - IEEE 10th International Conference on Services Computing, SCC 2013 (pp. 152-159). [6649690] Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/SCC.2013.92