Shaoan Xie, Zibin Zheng, Weili Chen, Jiajing Wu, Hong-Ning Dai, Muhammad Imran
Computers & Electrical Engineering, Volume 81, January 2020
Publication year: 2020


Compared with single cloud service providers, cloud exchange provides users with lower price and flexible options. However, conventional cloud exchange markets are suffering from a number of challenges such as central architecture being vulnerable to malicious attacks and cheating behaviours of third-party auctioneers. The recent advances in blockchain technologies bring the opportunities to overcome the limitations of cloud exchange. However, the integration of blockchain with cloud exchange is still in infancy and extensive research efforts are needed to tackle a number of research challenges. To bridge this gap, this paper presents an overview on using blockchain for cloud exchange. In particular, we first give an overview on cloud exchange. We then briefly survey blockchain technology and discuss the issues on using blockchain for cloud exchange in aspects of security, privacy, reputation systems and transaction management. Finally, we present the open research issues in this promising area.


  • Industrial internet of things
  • Cloud exchange
  • Blockchain
  • Decentralization
  • Reputation systems
	author = "Shaoan Xie and Zibin Zheng and Weili Chen and Jiajing Wu and Hong-Ning Dai and Muhammad Imran",
	title = "Blockchain for cloud exchange: A survey",
	journal = "Computers \& Electrical Engineering",
	volume = "81",
	pages = "106526",
	year = "2020",
	doi = "",
	url = "",

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