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An Applied Evaluation and Assessment of Cloud Computing Platforms
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computing Science.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Cloud computing is an emerging paradigm with the potential to change the way computing resources are used by enabling the long held idea of utility computing. This thesis aims to conduct a survey of the cloud computing platforms that are currently available and to compare and evaluate the alternatives. Criteria that are important to consider when choosing between cloud platforms are defined and used to compare a set of selected platforms. A case management application called Wera is also migrated to platforms to test the migration processes and the platforms in practice.An experience gained from performing migrations to several Infrastructure-as-a-Service platforms is that they are very much alike. The storage models and features available may differ but the functionality offered is essentially the same. The fact that the area is still new is very visible when working with the platforms, but even though the platforms are still evolving, they are useful. Disruptions in the availability are rare and it is surprisingly easy to migrate an application to an Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform and have it run in the cloud. Employing Platform-as-a-Service oerings requires a greater effort to get started but using them there is even more to gain by tasks like patching and automatic scaling being transferred to the provider.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
, UMNAD, 893
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-51969OAI: diva2:490630
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Master of Science Programme in Computing Science and Engineering
Available from: 2012-02-06 Created: 2012-02-06 Last updated: 2012-08-20Bibliographically approved

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