Cloud computing provides a convenient and on-demand access to virtually unlimited computing resources. Mobile cloud computing (MCC) is an emerging technology that integrates cloud computing technology with mobile devices. MCC provides access to cloud services for mobile devices. With the growing popularity of cloud computing, researchers in this area need to conduct real experiments in their studies. Setting up and running these experiments in real cloud environments are costly. However, modeling and simulation tools are suitable solutions that often provide good alternatives for emulating cloud computing environments. Several simulation tools have been developed especially for cloud computing. In this paper, we present the most powerful simulation tools in this research area. These include CloudSim, CloudAnalyst, CloudReports, CloudExp, GreenCloud, and iCanCloud. Also, we perform experiments for some of these tools to show their capabilities.
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Eurasip Journal on Information Security
Bahwaireth, K.; Tawalbeh, Lo'ai A.; Benkhelifa, E.; Jararweh, Y.; and Tawalbeh, M. A., "Experimental Comparison of Simulation Tools for Efficient Cloud and Mobile Cloud Computing Applications" (2016). Computer Science Faculty Publications. 14.