Price Competition in an Oligopoly Market with Multiple IaaS Cloud Providers

Provided by: Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Topic: Cloud
Format: PDF
As an increasing number of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud providers start to provide cloud computing services, they form a competition market to compete for users of these services. Due to different resource capacities and service workloads, users may observe different finishing times for their cloud computing tasks and experience different levels of service qualities as a result. In order to compete for cloud users, it is critically important for each cloud service provider to select an \"Optimal\" price that best corresponds to their service qualities, yet remaining attractive to cloud users.

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