Federated Taxonomies Toward Infrastructure-as-a-Service Evaluation
Several cloud computing taxonomies are recently presented with different scopes in minds, thus supplementing
one another. A set of these taxonomies can guide cloud computing consumers to the systematic evaluation of public cloud
computing services of their interests. This paper presents the federation of consumer-side Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
taxonomies. We semantically analyzed and identified the inherent redundancy of their concepts to facilitate the simultaneous
utilization of multiple IaaS taxonomies as a powerful evaluation tool.
Index Terms— Cloud Computing, Federation, Infrastructure as a Service, Redundancy, Taxonomy; Tenant.