Three levels load balancing on CloudSim

Yongsheng Hao, Guanfeng Liu, Junwen Lu

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Cloud balancing provides an organization with the ability to distribute application requests across any number of application deployments located in different data centers and through Cloud-computing providers. In this paper, we propose a load balancing method- Minsd (Minimize standard deviation of Cloud load method) and apply it on three levels control: PEs (Processing Elements), Hosts and Data Centers. Simulations on CloudSim are used to check its performance and its influence on makespan, communication overhead and throughput. A true log of a cluster also is used to test our method. Results indicate that our method not only gives good Cloud balancing but also ensures reducing makespan and communication overhead and enhancing throughput of the whole the system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-88
Number of pages18
JournalInternational journal of grid and distributed computing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Load Balancing
  • Cloudlet
  • Standard Deviation
  • CloudSim


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