Agent-Based Remote File locator in a virtualized environment
Users continue to be overwhelmed by massive amount of information spread across the network with which they are confronted on a daily basis. Most network operations continue to use client server technology which has effects on bandwidth. Due to this, mobile agents promise a bright future in distributed systems because of their ability to reduce network bandwidth. This project shows how mobile agent can be used in distributed environment to connect to a computer residing In a remote location allowing the user to search for files, delete, and copy files without compromising on bandwidth. The main objective of this project is to implement a method that uses mobile agents in a networked environment. The implementation consists of a control server that disperses an agent to a remote computer allowing the user to manipulate data as if in a local computer. A comparison of the performance is made between this approach and the traditional client server model. The results show that significance performance is obtained using mobile agents. Virtualization being a new technology, many companies are moving to this realm due to the benefits that comes with it. This project has been implemented on a virtual environment to show that mobile agents can be used in situations where operations are running on virtual platform in a distributed environment.