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Making the cloud work for software producers: Linking architecture, operating cost and revenue

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCLOSER 2018 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science
PublisherSCITEPRESS
Pages364-375
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9789897582950
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CLOUD COMPUTING AND SERVICES SCIENCE -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Conference

ConferenceINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CLOUD COMPUTING AND SERVICES SCIENCE
Period1/01/00 → …

Abstract

Cloud migration is concerned with moving an on-premise software system into the cloud. In this paper, we focus on software producers adopting the cloud to provide their solutions to enterprise customers. Their challenge is to migrate a software product, developed in-house and traditionally delivered on-premise, to an Infrastructure-as-a-Service or Platform-as-a-Service solution, while also mapping an existing traditional licensing model on to a cloud monetization model. The analysis of relevant cost types and factors of cloud computing generate relevant information for the software producers when deciding to adopt cloud computing, and defining software pricing. We present an integrated framework for informing cloud monetization based on operational cost factors for migrating to the cloud and test it in a real-life case study. Differences between basic virtualization of the software product and using fully cloud-native platform services for re-architecting the product in question are discussed.

Keywords

  • Architecture migration, Cloud migration, Monetization, Software producer, Total cost of ownership

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland