Int. J. of Cloud Computing   »   2015 Vol.4, No.3

 

 

Title: CM-factory for enabling enterprise migration to cloud

 

Authors: Charafeddine El Houssaini; Hatim Hafiddi; Mahmoud Nassar; Abdelaziz Kriouile

 

Addresses:
ENSIAS School, SIME Laboratory, IMS Team, Mohamed V University, Rabat, Morocco
ENSIAS School, SIME Laboratory, IMS Team, Mohamed V University, Rabat, Morocco; STRS Laboratory, ISL Team, INPT Institut, Rabat, Morocco
ENSIAS School, SIME Laboratory, IMS Team, Mohamed V University, Rabat, Morocco
ENSIAS School, SIME Laboratory, IMS Team, Mohamed V University, Rabat, Morocco

 

Abstract: Since the adoption of cloud is going to be evidenced in the future, the migration challenge is shifting from why to how to perform the move from in-house to cloud and eventually from provider to another. Actually, carry on migration by selecting a cloud service according to basic comparison of offers presents some shortcomings and globally do not deal with the enterprise concerns. We tackle this problem by proposing several contributions. First, we model a cloud service template that is structured on three parts, namely service-description, service-parameters and the dedicated migration part service-migration. Second, we introduce a weight concept to describe the importance of each parameter when formulating the needs of a service target. Implicitly, the enterprise concerns are expressed. Third, we nominate the cloud-migration factory framework, which processes the providers' offers according to an adapted algorithm, in order to select the suitable provider for the migration.

 

Keywords: cloud computing; cloud migration framework; enterprise migration; cloud migration factory; cloud service template; cloud service parameters; cloud services.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJCC.2015.071718

 

Int. J. of Cloud Computing, 2015 Vol.4, No.3, pp.211 - 233

 

Available online: 16 Sep 2015

 

 

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