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FIM-SIM: Fault Injection Module for CloudSim Based on Statistical Distributions, Journal of Telecommunications and Information Technology, 2014, nr 4


Cristea, Valentin ; Mocanu, Mariana ; Nita, Mihaela-Catalina ; Pop, Florin

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discrete distributions ; cloud simulation ; continuous distributions ; fault injector


The evolution of ICT systems in the way data is accessed and used is very fast nowadays. Cloud computing is an innovative way of using and providing computing resources to businesses and individuals and it has gained a faster popularity in the last years. In this context, the user’s expectations are increasing and cloud providers are facing huge challenges. One of these challenges is fault tolerance and both researchers and companies have focused on finding and developing strong fault tolerance models. To validate these models, cloud simulation tools are used as an easy, flexible and fast solution. This paper proposes a Fault Injector Module for CloudSim tool (FIM-SIM) for helping the cloud developers to test and validate their infrastructure. FIM-SIM follows the event- driven model and inserts faults in CloudSim based on statistical distributions. The authors have tested and validated it by conducting several experiments designed to highlight the statistical distribution influence on the failures generated and to observe the CloudSim behavior in its current state and implementation.


Instytut Łączności - Państwowy Instytut Badawczy, Warszawa


2014, nr 4

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ISSN 1509-4553, on-line: ISSN 1899-8852


Journal of Telecommunications and Information Technology



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Biblioteka Naukowa Instytutu Łączności



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