Component Migration in a Trans-cloud Environment

  • Jose Carrasco
  • Francisco DuránEmail author
  • Ernesto Pimentel
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 864)


The trans-cloud approach has recently been proposed to simplify the development and operation of cloud applications, and to minimize the lock-in problem. The three key ingredients of the trans-cloud approach are: agnostic topology descriptions, a unified API, and mechanisms for the independent specification of providers’ services. We build on the trans-cloud mechanisms to propose a solution for the migration of stateless cloud components at runtime. In the context of our trans-cloud tool, we propose an algorithm for the migration of cloud applications’ components between different providers, possibly changing their service levels between IaaS and PaaS. We present an implementation of our proposed solution, and illustrate it with a case study and experimental results.



We are grateful to our partners in the SeaClouds project, and in particular to our colleagues Alex Heneveld, Andrea Turli, and the rest of Cloudsoft, and Francesco D’Andria and Roi Sucasas from Atos Spain. This work has been partially supported by MINECO/FEDER projects TIN2014-52034-R and TIN2015-67083-R, and Universidad de Málaga, Campus de Excelencia Internacional Andalucía Tech.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jose Carrasco
    • 1
  • Francisco Durán
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ernesto Pimentel
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MálagaMálagaSpain

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