Accessing the advantages of cloud computing requires that a prospective user has proper access to trustworthy cloud services. It is a strenuous and laborious task to find resources and services in a heterogeneous network such as cloud environment. The cloud computing paradigm being a form of distributed system with a complex collection of computing resources from different domains with different regulatory policies but having a lot of values could enhance the mode of computing. However, a monolithic approach to cloud service discovery cannot help the necessities of cloud environment efficiently. This study put forward a distributive approach for finding sincere cloud services with the use of Multi-Agents System for ensuring intelligent cloud service discovery from trusted providers. Experiments were carried out in the study using CloudAnalyst and the results indicated that extending the frontiers MAS approach into cloud service discovery by way of integrating trust into the process improves the quality of service in respect of response time and scalability. A further comparative analysis of the Multi-Agents System approach for cloud service discovery to monolithic approach showed that Multi-Agents System approach is highly efficient, and highly flexible for trustworthy cloud service discovery.
Part of the book: Multi-Agent Systems