Mandi: A Market Exchange for Trading Utility and Cloud Computing Services

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The recent development in Cloud computing has enabled the realization of delivering computing as an utility. Many industries such as Amazon and Google have started offering Cloud services on a "Pay as you go" basis. These advances have led to the evolution of the market infrastructure in the form of a Market Exchange (ME) that facilitates the trading between consumers and Cloud providers. Such market environment eases the trading process by aggregating IT services from a variety of sources, and allows consumers to easily select them. In this paper, the authors propose a light weight and platform independent ME framework called "Mandi", which allows consumers and providers to trade computing resources according to their requirements.