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.
International Journal of Cloud Computing, 2015 Vol.4 No.3, pp.211 - 233
Received: 23 Apr 2014
Accepted: 29 Aug 2014
Published online: 16 Sep 2015 *