Article in Proceedings INPROC-2011-75

BibliographyBinz, Tobias; Leymann, Frank; Schumm, David: CMotion: A Framework for Migration of Applications into and between Clouds.
In: Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA).
University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Information Technology.
IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services, December 12, 2011.
DOI: 10.1109/SOCA.2011.6166250.
Article in Proceedings (Conference Paper).
CR-SchemaK.6 (Management of Computing and Information Systems)
D.2.12 (Software Engineering Interoperability)
Keywordsapplication migration; service management; cloud computing; composite applications

The number of applications and services hosted in the cloud grows steadily, because of significant advantages in cost, flexibility, and scale compared to traditional IT. However, major difficulties in this field are (i) the migration of existing applications into the cloud and (ii) the increasing vendor lock-in which denotes the inability to leave a certain cloud provider without significant effort. Current approaches do not offer a holistic solution: Either they require the user to provide the application in a certain standardized way or they are only able to migrate one specific type of component. As a consequence, the migration of composite applications with different types of components is not supported. To overcome this limitation we propose the Cloud Motion Framework (CMotion) which leverages existing application models and provides support to migrate composite applications into and between clouds. Based on the application model, the framework evaluates alternative ways to host each component. CMotion assumes that the dependencies of components are modeled explicitly and the components are self-contained.

ContactTobias Binz
Department(s)University of Stuttgart, Institute of Architecture of Application Systems
Entry dateNovember 5, 2011
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