International Journal of Computer Applications
The adoption of cloud computing depends upon detailed comparison of cloud provider alternatives with careful consideration. Therefore, poor cloud provider selection can lead to failure in service delivery, compromise data confidentiality and data integrity and loss of meeting clients' demands. Cloud provider selection is a multi criteria decision making problem, which is based on considering various quantitative and qualitative factors to analyze criteria simultaneously. The Analytic Network Process (ANP) is an advance and relatively new Multi Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) approach which can cope with many interactions between quantitative and qualitative criteria systematically.