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A. Nunez, J.L. Vazquez-Poletti, A.C. Caminero, G.G. Castane, J. Carretero, I.M. Llorente. iCanCloud: A Flexible and Scalable Cloud Infrastructure Simulator. Journal of Grid Computing, Special issue on Data Intensive Computing in the Clouds, 10(1):185-209, 2012.


Simulation techniques have become a powerful tool for deciding the best starting conditions on pay-as-you-go scenarios. This is the case of public cloud infrastructures, where a given number and type of virtual machines (in short VMs) are instantiated during a specified time, being this reflected in the final budget. With this in mind, this paper introduces and validates iCanCloud, a novel simulator of cloud infrastructures with remarkable features such as flexibility, scalability, performance and usability. Furthermore, the iCanCloud simulator has been built on the following design principles: (1) it’s targeted to conduct large experiments, as opposed to others simulators from literature; (2) it provides a flexible and fully customizable global hypervisor for integrating any cloud brokering policy; (3) it reproduces the instance types provided by a given cloud infrastructure; and finally, (4) it contains a user-friendly GUI for configuring and launching simulations, that goes from a single VM to large cloud computing systems composed of thousands of machines


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Jose Luis Vazquez-Poletti
Ignacio M. Llorente

BibTex Reference

   Author = {Nunez, A. and Vazquez-Poletti, J.L. and Caminero, A.C. and Castane, G.G. and Carretero, J. and Llorente, I.M.},
   Title = {iCanCloud: A Flexible and Scalable Cloud Infrastructure Simulator},
   Journal = {Journal of Grid Computing, Special issue on Data Intensive Computing in the Clouds},
   Volume = {10},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {185--209},
   Year = {2012}

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