Date Added: Feb 2013
Cloud computing is the result of evolution of on demand service in computing paradigms of large scale distributed computing. It is the adoptable technology as it provides integration of software and resources which are dynamically scalable. These systems are more or less prone to failure. Fault tolerance assesses the ability of a system to respond gracefully to an unexpected hardware or software failure. In order to achieve robustness and dependability in cloud computing, failure should be assessed and handled effectively. This paper aims to provide a better understanding of fault tolerance techniques used for fault tolerance in cloud environments along with some existing model and further compare them on various parameters.