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Load balancing in the cloud computing environment has an important impact on the performance. Good load balancing makes cloud computing more efficient and improves user satisfaction. This article introduces a better load balance model for the public cloud based on the cloud partitioning concept with a switch mechanism to choose different strategies for different situations. The algorithm applies the game theory to the load balancing strategy to improve the efficiency in the public cloud environment.


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A Load Balancing Model Based on Cloud Partitioning for the Public Cloud

Show Author's information Gaochao XuJunjie PangXiaodong Fu( )
College of Computer Science and Technology, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
College of Software, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China

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Load balancing in the cloud computing environment has an important impact on the performance. Good load balancing makes cloud computing more efficient and improves user satisfaction. This article introduces a better load balance model for the public cloud based on the cloud partitioning concept with a switch mechanism to choose different strategies for different situations. The algorithm applies the game theory to the load balancing strategy to improve the efficiency in the public cloud environment.

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load balancing model, public cloud, cloud partition, game theory
Received: 14 December 2012 Accepted: 15 January 2013 Published: 07 February 2013 Issue date: February 2013
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Received: 14 December 2012
Accepted: 15 January 2013
Published: 07 February 2013
Issue date: February 2013

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