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.
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