A locality-based replication manager for data cloud

  • Reza Sookhtsaraei
  • Javad Artin
  • Ali Ghorbani
  • Ahmad Faraahi
  • Hadi Adineh


Efficient data management is a key issue for environments distributed on a large scale such as the data cloud. This can be taken into account by replicating the data. The replication of data reduces the time of service and the delay in availability, increases the availability, and optimizes the distribution of load in the system. It is worth mentioning, however, that with the replication of data, the use of resources and energy increases due to the storing of copies of the data. We suggest a replication manager that decreases the cost of using resources, energy, and the delay in the system, and also increases the availability of the system. To reach this aim, the suggested replication manager, called the locality replication manager (LRM), works by using two important algorithms that use the physical adjacency feature of blocks. In addition, a set of simulations are reported to show that LRM can be a suitable option for distributed systems as it uses less energy and resources, optimizes the distribution of load, and has more availability and less delay.


Data cloud Replication Graph Locality replication manager (LRM) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reza Sookhtsaraei
    • 1
  • Javad Artin
    • 1
  • Ali Ghorbani
    • 2
  • Ahmad Faraahi
    • 1
  • Hadi Adineh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Engineering and Information TechnologyPayame Noor UniversityTehranIran
  2. 2.Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringMaziar UniversityNoorIran

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