Cloud Migration: Moving to the Cloud


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Tools to Support a Migration and Decisions

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Cloud Migration: Moving to the Cloud

  1. 1. Cloud Migration A short View onTools to Support a Migration and Decisions
  2. 2. Agenda1. Motivation2. Approach3. Summary
  3. 3. Why Cloud?The Cloud has Success Stories!•Animoto – Slashdot-Effect requires Elasticity•New York Times – Processing of enormous Tasks needs a vast amount of Resources
  4. 4. Exploiting the Cloud...implicates Planning & Decisions
  5. 5. DecisionThe Cloud offers many benefits, but involves risks! • Low Investments Contra • „Infinite“ Resources • Scalable Services • Supports GreenIT • Law Compliance • Data Security Experts • Internet Connection • ... Mandatory • Provider Lock-In • No Standards or Interoperability • ... Pro
  6. 6. Move to the Cloud?Evaluation of different Alternatives Cloud Hosting In-House... considering multiple Factors. Cost Security Performance Reliability Support
  7. 7. effort, customizable What Cloud Services?
  8. 8. Where in the (IaaS) Cloud? Cloud Provider B Cloud Provider A Application Application Migration Server ? Service A Service Service AA Service B Service B File Server Resource A Resource B Web Server Service C Service D
  9. 9. Which VM Image (IaaS)?
  10. 10. Which Cloud Service (IaaS)?
  11. 11. Agenda1. Motivation2. Approach3. Summary
  12. 12. CloudGenius Approachcyclic Process, continual & evolutionary to incrementally migrate CloudGenius Migration: continual and evolutionary Modification and Reconsideration of a Migration
  13. 13. CloudGenius Approach(MC2)2 Framework
  14. 14. (MC2)2 Framework: ProcessTo Cloud or not to Cloud?(MC2)2 allowsstep-wise Process to create anEvaluation method to assessdifferend IT InfrastructureAlternatives
  15. 15. (MC2)2 Framework: Evaluation requirementsEvaluation of alternativeIT Infrastructures withresulting Evaluation method thatfilters Alternatives by Multi-Criteria Decision-Requirements and assigns a selected criteria Making Method (AHP)normalized value according toCriteria using the AnalyticHierarchy Process (AHP) 1. Scenario 2 (234 pt) 2. Scenario 1 (145 pt) 3. ...
  16. 16. Aotearoa:Implementation of (MC ) 2 2
  17. 17. CloudGenius Approach Cloud Genius Migration Process
  18. 18. CloudGenius: Decisions in a Migration relatedComponent A Component B influences choose Component C ... appliance VM images How to move evaluation a multi-component Image A IT system component VM image ? Image B Image C to the Cloud? requirements decision Multiple Decisions software combined component decision involved component goals service decision ? provider service evaluation evaluation
  19. 19. CloudGenius:Migration Process
  20. 20. CloudGenius:Migration Process
  21. 21. CumulusGenius: wo Implementation of CloudGenius rk in p CumulusGenius Suggester GWT Aotearoa Evaluation Frontend Component ro g User re s User CumulusGenius Preferences Logic s User Data Collector Ratings Images Servicescurrentness of data? own benchmarks
  22. 22. Agenda1. Motivation2. Approach3. Summary
  23. 23. Summary• Cloud Migration involves Decision-Making• CloudGenius offers a Migration Process for the Public Cloud (IaaS)• CloudGenius uses (MC2)2 as a profound Decision-Making Framework• Prototype CumulusGenius is available soon
  24. 24. Summary CloudGenius• CloudGenius offers an incremental, continual, evolutionary Migration of IT systems to the Cloud: – CloudGenius supports a Selection of VM Images and of Cloud Services – CloudGenius allows Reconsideration of past Decisions
  25. 25. Summary (MC2)2• (MC2)2 allows multi-criteria Evaluation• (MC2)2 considers Requirements• (MC2)2 supports complex Decision-Making Methods (e.g., AHP) or simple ones (e.g., Benefit-Function)
  26. 26. Contact MeFor Questions, Discussions,or Initiating Research Exchange:Michael MenzelResearch Center for Information Technology (FZI)Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)Englerstr. 1176131 KarlsruheEmail: