Simulation and performance assessment of a modified throttled load balancing algorithm in cloud computing environment

Noha G. Elnagar, Ghada F. Elkabbany, Amr A. Al-Awamry, Mohamed B. Abdelhalim

Abstract


Load balancing is crucial to ensure scalability, reliability, minimize response time, and processing time and maximize resource utilization in cloud computing. However, the load fluctuation accompanied with the distribution of a huge number of requests among a set of virtual machines (VMs) is challenging and needs effective and practical load balancers. In this work, a two listed throttled load balancer (TLT-LB) algorithm is proposed and further simulated using the CloudAnalyst simulator. The TLT-LB algorithm is based on the modification of the conventional TLB algorithm to improve the distribution of the tasks between different VMs. The performance of the TLT-LB algorithm compared to the TLB, round robin (RR), and active monitoring load balancer (AMLB) algorithms has been evaluated using two different configurations. Interestingly, the TLT-LB significantly balances the load between the VMs by reducing the loading gap between the heaviest loaded and the lightest loaded VMs to be 6.45% compared to 68.55% for the TLB and AMLB algorithms. Furthermore, the TLT-LB algorithm considerably reduces the average response time and processing time compared to the TLB, RR, and AMLB algorithms.

Keywords


Cloud computing; CloudAnalyst; Load balancing; Modified throttled load balancer; Task allocation

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v12i2.pp2087-2096

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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