Migrating SOA applications to cloud: a systematic mapping study

M. Botto-Tobar, R. Ramirez-Anormaliza, L. Cevallos-Torres, E. Cevallos-Ayon

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    Cloud Computing has emerged as an economical option to use IT resources when needed without considerations about where they are allocated or how they are delivered. Cloud Computing expands the SOA capabilities by adding scalability, elasticity and other relevant quality attributes. In this context, many companies have started to migrate their SOA applications to Cloud environments without proper support. We conducted a systematic mapping study to gather the current knowledge about existing strategies for migrating SOA applications to cloud computing. 105 papers were identified and the results show that most of the approaches follow a semi-automated (conventional) strategy for migrating to the Cloud (93%) and that most of the reported works follow a hybrid deployment model (60%). We additionally identify several research gaps such as the need for more technology-independent solutions, a common definition for concepts and resources, tool support, and validation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTechnologies and Innovation : Third International Conference, CITI 2017, Guayaquil, Ecuador, October 24-27, 2017 : Proceedings
    EditorsRafael Valencia-Garcia, Katty Lagos-Ortiz, Javier Del Cioppo, Nestor Vera-Lucio, Martha Bucaram-Leverone, Gema Alcaraz-Marmol
    Place of PublicationCham
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-67283-0
    ISBN (Print)978-331967282-3
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2017
    Event3rd International Conference on Technologies and Innovation (CITI 2017) - Universidad Agraria del Ecuador, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Duration: 24 Oct 201727 Oct 2017
    Conference number: 3

    Publication series

    NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
    ISSN (Print)1865-0929
    ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


    Conference3rd International Conference on Technologies and Innovation (CITI 2017)
    Abbreviated titleCITI 2017


    • SOA
    • Migration
    • Cloud Computing
    • Systematic Mapping
    • Cloud computing
    • Systematic mapping


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