On Local Separation of Processing and Storage in Infrastructure-as-a-Service

  • Jörn Künsemöller
  • Holger Karl
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7714)


When processing and storage are obtained as internet services, the actual location of the providing facility is undetermined. Factors like a robust and cheap power supply, cooling-relevant climate conditions as well as legal and risk-related considerations are important for selecting a facility’s site. As storage and processing facilities feature different economies of scale and location, their local separation is an alternative to combining them in one location. This paper contributes a game-theoretic model to investigate the market success of separate processing and storage facilities compared to a combined approach. It can be shown that stable market constellations with separate service specific facilities are possible.


Cloud Computing Markets Game Theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jörn Künsemöller
    • 1
  • Holger Karl
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate Program AutomatismsUniversity of PaderbornPaderbornGermany
  2. 2.Computer Networks Group, EIM-IUniversity of PaderbornPaderbornGermany

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