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Migration of enterprise applications to the cloud

Tobias Binz, Uwe Breitenbücher, Oliver Kopp and Frank Leymann

Abstract

The migration of existing applications to the cloud enables enterprises to preserve their previous investments and—at the same time—to benefit from the properties of the cloud. This article presents a semi-automated approach for migrating existing enterprise applications to the cloud. Thereby, information about the application is gathered in the source environment, the application is extracted, transformed, and cloud-enabled. This makes the application ready for provisioning in the target cloud. Cloud-enabling an application preserves its business functionality and does not change the fundamental way the application was built.

Received: 2013-9-28
Accepted: 2014-4-6
Published Online: 2014-5-31
Published in Print: 2014-6-28

©2014 Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston

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