University of Southampton
In this paper, the authors propose a proximity-aware cloud service selection system to help application providers to deploy their applications in the cloud. Cloud platforms deploy multiple data centers geographically distributed around the world. They argue that proximity plays a very important role to improve the application performance when deploying applications in such geo-distributed cloud platforms. They design and evaluate the system for automatic selection of cloud infrastructures, in which they not only considers the deployment cost, but also takes into account the location of cloud infrastructures, application clients and related applications, and the interaction among application components when selecting the cloud infrastructures.