Chapter 9

From Legacy to Cloud: Risks and Benefits in Software Cloud Migration

Anastasija Efremovska; Patricia Lago    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Various factors need to be evaluated before moving on-premise software applications to the cloud. Considerations such as scale, legal constraints, and security play a key role in rearchitecting an application in a cloud-compliant way. However, the body of knowledge on relevant migration factors is mostly neglected in practice and scattered in the scientific literature. To make this knowledge accessible, we have conducted a systematic literature review. It identifies the relevant studies that describe measures and indicators for guiding software cloud migration. This ...

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