Abstract: One of the major challenges in Cloud is the scheduling of the requests to get optimized (faster) response time and better performance in the Cloud Configuration. Various Load Balancing methods are developed to improve the efficiency of the Cloud. The paper aims to provide a combination of three different techniques as Refined VM-Load Balancer Algorithm; Batch Processing, Defined Value and Priority Algorithm, to balance the load and for proper utilization of resources in Cloud Computing environment. The paper also compares the Proposed Refined Load Balancer with the existing Optimal Load Balancer Algorithm to analyse the results using Cloud-Analyst simulator. The results showed improvements on response time improving the performance and efficiency of the Cloud.

Keywords: Cloud Computing, Scheduling, Load Balancing, Virtual Machines, Response Time, Utilization, Virtualization, Refined Load-Balancer, Batch, Priority.