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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Computer Science: M.S.


Computer Science and Information Technology


School of Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Donald Hamnes

Third Advisor

Dennis Guster

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

Cloud Computing, Mobile Agent, Efficient Storage, Processing


Cloud Computing is becoming a revolutionizing computing paradigm. It offers various types of services and applications that are being delivered in the internet cloud. The services aim at providing reliable, fault tolerant dynamic computing environment to the user and offers computing resources as per demand. Skype, Dropbox, and Yahoo mail are some of the cloud services that have major impact in our lives. Several measures are taken to maintain the quality of its service in the cloud and to make IT infrastructure available with low cost. This paper presents various aspects of Cloud Computing, its implementation features, challenges and also explores the potential scope for research. The major section of this paper includes surveys of studies related to the possibilities of integrating Mobile Agents in Cloud Computing, since these technologies appear to be promising and marketable. Thus, the paper focuses on resolving challenges and bolstering services of Cloud Computing by utilizing Mobile Agent technology in various aspects of Cloud Computing.


I would like to express my special gratitude and thanks to my advisor Professor Dr. Donald Hamnes. He has spent countless hour proof-reading my writings and directed my effort in the right direction. His guidance, continuous supervision and encouraging approach has made it possible to move my survey idea to a completed paper. He has been a tremendous guru to me. I would also like to express my sincere appreciation to my committee members, Dr. Jie H. Meichsner and Dr.Dennis Guster, for serving as my committee members in spite of their busy schedule. Thank you professors for allowing me an opportunity to share my work with you, and for providing excellent comments and suggestions in my defense. In addition, thanks to St. Cloud State University: Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, Leaming Resource Services, School of Graduate Studies, Writing Center and all faculty and staff who helped me by providing a learning environment, necessary research materials and guidance whenever needed. Their assistance has made a huge contribution during the completion of my work.

This Starred Paper is dedicated to my parents, Mr. Bindeshwar Prasad Gupta and Mrs. Sudha Gupta, for believing that I could do it; for giving me an opportunity to get my higher degree from one of the best institutions in the United States and for being helpful throughout my life. This paper is also dedicated to my best friend, Sudip Pariyar, who has always been there for me and for providing me a push needed to complete my work.



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