Resource and Revenue Sharing With Coalition Formation of Cloud Providers: Game Theoretic Approach
In cloud computing, multiple cloud providers can cooperate to establish a resource pool to support internal users and to offer services to public cloud users. In this paper, the authors study the cooperative behavior of multiple cloud providers. The hierarchical cooperative game model is presented. First, given a group (i.e., coalition) of cloud providers, the resource and revenue sharing of a resource pool is presented. To obtain the solution, they develop the stochastic linear programming game model which takes the uncertainty of internal users from each provider into account. They show that the solution of the stochastic linear programming game is the core of cooperation.