Paper Title
A Comparative Study on Resource Allocation Techniques in Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is a combination of parallel, grid and distributed computing which includes virtualization techniques. It provides on-demand service and offers dynamic computing infrastructure and resource allocation in an efficient and optimal way. Resource allocation is the mechanism where the resources are allocated to every cloud user by the cloud service providers. It is a challenging task to use an efficient and optimal technique for resource provisioning and allocation. The various factors like cost, response time, dynamic allocation etc. should be considered while selecting a resource allocation technique. In this document, a literature survey is carried out on the various methodologies of resource allocation in cloud computing. A discussion on the different methods implemented and their characteristics are put together to form a survey. Keywords— Resource Allocation, Auction, Service Level Agreement.