A review of the current level of support to aid decisions for migrating to cloud computing

Authors: Sahandi, M. and John, D.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/24491/

http://www.acm.org/publications/icp_series

Start date: 22 March 2016

Journal: ACM - International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS)

Publisher: ACM

DOI: 10.1145/2896387.2896443

Cloud computing provides an innovative delivery model that enables enterprises to reduce operational costs and improve flexibility and scalability. Organisations wishing to migrate their legacy systems to the cloud often need to go through a difficult and complicated decision-making process. This can be due to multiple factors including restructuring IT resources, the still evolving nature of the cloud environment, and the continuous expansion of the services offered. These have increased the requirement for tools and techniques to help the decision-making process for migration. Although significant contributions have been made in this area, there are still many aspects which require further support. This paper evaluates the existing level of support to aid the decision-making process. It examines the complexity of decisions, evaluates the current state of Decision Support Systems in respect of migrating to the cloud, and analyses three models that proposed support for the migration processes. This paper identifies the need for a coherent approach for supporting the whole decision-making process. Further, it explores possible new approaches for addressing the complex issues involved in decision-making for migrating to the cloud.

This source preferred by Reza Sahandi, Adel Alkhalil and David John

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Authors: Alkhalil, A., Sahandi, R. and John, D.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/24491/

Journal: ACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Volume: 22-23-March-2016

ISBN: 9781450340632

DOI: 10.1145/2896387.2896443

© 2016 Association for Computing Machinery. Cloud computing provides an innovative delivery model that enables enterprises to reduce operational costs and improve flexibility and scalability. Organisations wishing to migrate their legacy systems to the cloud often need to go through a difficult and complicated decision-making process. This can be due to multiple factors including restructuring IT resources, the still evolving nature of the cloud environment, and the continuous expansion of the services offered. These have increased the requirement for tools and techniques to help the decision-making process for migration. Although significant contributions have been made in this area, there are still many aspects which require further support. This paper evaluates the existing level of support to aid the decision-making process. It examines the complexity of decisions, evaluates the current state of Decision Support Systems in respect of migrating to the cloud, and analyses three models that proposed support for the migration processes. This paper identifies the need for a coherent approach for supporting the whole decision-making process. Further, it explores possible new approaches for addressing the complex issues involved in decision-making for migrating to the cloud.

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