A Comparison of Four Popular Heuristics for Load Balancing of Virtual Machines in Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is an internet based computing. This computing paradigm has enhanced the use of network where the capability of one node can be utilized by other node. Cloud provides services on demand to distributive resources such as database, servers, software, infrastructure etc. in pay as you go basis. Load balancing is one of the vexing issues in distributed environment. Resources of service provider need to balance the load of client request. Different load balancing algorithms have been proposed in order to manage the resources of service provider efficiently and effectively. This paper presents a comparison of various policies utilized for load balancing.

Provided by: International Journal of Computer Applications Topic: Cloud Date Added: Apr 2013 Format: PDF

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