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2011 IEEE 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing
Decision Support Tools for Cloud Migration in the Enterprise
Washington, DC USA
July 04-July 09
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4460-1
This paper describes two tools that aim to support decision making during the migration of IT systems to the cloud. The first is a modeling tool that produces cost estimates of using public IaaS clouds. The tool enables IT architects to model their applications, data and infrastructure requirements in addition to their computational resource usage patterns. The tool can be used to compare the cost of different cloud providers, deployment options and usage scenarios. The second tool is a spreadsheet that outlines the benefits and risks of using IaaS clouds from an enterprise perspective, this tool provides a starting point for risk assessment. Two case studies were used to evaluate the tools. The tools were useful as they informed decision makers about the costs, benefits and risks of using the cloud.
Index Terms:
Cloud migration, cloud adoption, IaaS, enterprise cloud computing, cost modeling, risk assessment
Citation:
Ali Khajeh-Hosseini, Ian Sommerville, Jurgen Bogaerts, Pradeep Teregowda, "Decision Support Tools for Cloud Migration in the Enterprise," cloud, pp.541-548, 2011 IEEE 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing, 2011
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