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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2012.030616
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 3 Issue 6, 2012.
Abstract: Cloud computing has become a new age technology that has got huge potentials in enterprises and markets. Clouds can make it possible to access applications and associated data from anywhere. Companies are able to rent resources from cloud for storage and other computational purposes so that their infrastructure cost can be reduced significantly. Further they can make use of company-wide access to applications, based on pay-as-you-go model. Hence there is no need for getting licenses for individual products. However one of the major pitfalls in cloud computing is related to optimizing the resources being allocated. Because of the uniqueness of the model, resource allocation is performed with the objective of minimizing the costs associated with it. The other challenges of resource allocation are meeting customer demands and application requirements. In this paper, various resource allocation strategies and their challenges are discussed in detail. It is believed that this paper would benefit both cloud users and researchers in overcoming the challenges faced.
V V.Vinothina,, Dr.R.Sridaran and Dr.Padmavathi Ganapathi, “A Survey on Resource Allocation Strategies in Cloud Computing” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 3(6), 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2012.030616