Title: Comprehensive three-layer trust management model for public cloud environment

Authors: Vikas Kumar; Prasann Pradhan

Addresses: School of Business Studies, Sharda University, Plot No. 32-34, Knowledge Park III, Greater Noida-201306, U.P., India ' Shri Venkateshwara University, NH-24, Rajabpur Gajraula – 244236, Distt:- J.P. Nagar, U.P., India

Abstract: Public cloud offerings are gaining a lot of popularity as they offer consistent savings to the users by their pay-as-you-go model. Parties involved in public cloud transactions may be unknown to each other, however the users need to access the services of unknown cloud providers or third parties and even handover their significant data. Then the genuineness of the service providers or users becomes the most important concern. An established trust between the parties can help in creating sustainable transactions as well as long lasting business relations. To manage and build the trust, there is a strong need of trust management mechanism, which can fulfil the requirements from both the customer and provider perspective. Present work proposes a three-layer trust management model in public cloud environment, which can accomplish the expectations from both the viewpoints and can also support in building a long-term trustworthy relationships between them.

Keywords: cloud computing; trust; trust management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2018.092531

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2018 Vol.28 No.3, pp.371 - 391

Received: 22 Nov 2016
Accepted: 09 Dec 2016

Published online: 24 Jun 2018 *

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