Abstract—Cloud computing is the latest effort in the field of
computer technology in delivering computing resources as a
service. It is a paradigm shift taken from computing as a
product that is to be purchased to computing as a service that is
delivered to consumers as ‘pay-per-use’ over the internet on
clouds. The biggest challenge that the present business world
faces in cloud computing is the lack of a single and standard
architectural method that can meet the requirements of an
enterprise cloud approach. In order to address this challenge,
we present an architectural framework with an algorithm
which enhances scalability in a unified cloud environment. It
enables the service providers to manage and to allocate the
resources according to the demand of the users. This paper
provides a better understanding of the architectural designs for
scalability in cloud computing, allocates the resources optimally
to reduce the cost and maintains customer-provider
Index Terms—Scalability, unified architecture, cloud broker, service-allocator, service-provider.
The authors are with the Department of Computer Science, St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: L. Arockiam and A. Stanislas, "A Unified Architecture for Optimal Resource Utilization in a Heterogeneous Cloud Environment," International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing vol.4, no. 4, pp. 383-388, 2014.