GSTF Journal on Computing (JoC)

, 3:23

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Efficient Migration of Application to Clouds: Analysis and Comparison

  • Rashmi RaiAffiliated withBirla Institute of Technology Email author 
  • , Shabana MehfuzAffiliated withElectrical Engineering Department, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi
  • , G. SahooAffiliated withBirla Institute of Technology


Owing to the immense popularity in the last couple of years Cloud technology is being regarded as one of the most influential technology in new era. Given the long term benefits of adopting this new phenomenon, many organizations have decided to migrate to the cloud. However, due to rapidly evolving market and the security issues hovering over the cloud, most of the organizations are unsure about how to proceed with the migration into the cloud. After a brief introduction about the technology, this paper aims to provide an understanding of migration challenges. The paper analyses the migration of a web-based application, used for an academic organization, to the cloud. It also compares the application’s performance when deployed to a traditional server versus its deployment to Windows Azure.

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Application migration Comparison Migration Challenges Windows Azure