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A Fuzzy based Hierarchical Trust Framework to rate the Cloud Service Providers based on Infrastructure Facilities

Volume 12, Number 1, January 2016 - Paper 5 - pp. 55-62


1 Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Department of CSE, Bengaluru, India.
2 CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (Formerly CSIR C-MMACS), Principal Scientist, Bengaluru, India.

(Received on June 04, 2015, revised on August 31, 2015)


Cloud Computing has emerged as a paradigm to deliver on demand resources such as infrastructure and applications to customers as per their requirements on a subscription basis. Due to an exponential increase in the number of service providers, customers need a basis to make a judicious choice of a cloud offering. Thus to assist customers in selecting a most trustworthy cloud provider, a unified trust evaluation framework is needed. In this paper, a hierarchical trust model has been proposed to rate the service providers and their various plans for infrastructure as a service. Such a trust ranking mechanism will help the consumers to compare and rank alternative service providers based on their requirements.


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