Analysis and Comparison of Simulators to Evaluate the Performance of Cloud Environments

S.J Mohana, M Saroja, M Venkatachalam

Abstract


Cloud computing is known as a provider of dynamic services using very large scalable  virtualized resources over the Internet.Virtualization is deployed to maximize the use of computing resources while reducing the cost of those resources.The goal of scheduling algorithms  is spreading the load on processors and maximizing their utilization while minimizing the total task execution time.Job scheduling is most important task in cloud computing environment because users have to pay for resources used based upon time.Several cloud simulators have been specifically developed for performance analysis of cloud computing environments including CloudSim, ,DCSim,CDOSim,iCanCloud,SPECI, GroudSimand TeachCloud.Existing cloud simulators are reviewed. Finally, features of  cloudcomputing simulators are analysed and compared.


Keywords


Cloud computing, virtualization, job scheduling, performance testing , cloud simulators.

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