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Porting existing applications onto various cloud resources, through using reference architectures where applicable
The success of new industry innovation is increasingly dependent on the efficient storage and processing of copious amounts of data originating from previous experiences, measurements, and observations. On-premise storing and processing usually meets a bottleneck with the increasing demand, both in terms of hardware and staff terms. Instead of processing locally, cloud systems can facilitate a company's innovation intention by providing high-capacity hardware infrastructures and in some cases special software environments necessary for the process. Leveraging the applied scalability and virtualization technologies offered, clouds can serve various and constantly changing user demands, resulting in significant economic savings.
However, the large number of services offered by Cloud providers makes moving an existing innovation project onto cloud systems a difficult task. The consultancy service offered by SZTAKI helps companies to find the best approach and solution for cloudifying their existing applications.
Migrating an existing innovation application onto the cloud is not a straightforward task. SZTAKI's approach to supporting interested companies follows these steps:
By the end of the process, the cloudified application will be available for a broader user community, and should have increased storage and computing capacity available for running innovation tasks.
As such, the company's innovation package or software can scale beyond its former setting, and will have the potential to reach additional user communities and wider audience.
In this initial project phase, SZTAKI tries to learn as much about the application as possible. This includes, but is not limited to the following main topics:
As the outcome, SZTAKI should have a clear picture about all the main characteristics of the application. A reproducible documentation should be ready, based on which the porting team can reproduce an execution of the application.
The goal of this phase is to present a set of possible implementation approaches for the customer based on the collected application characteristics and requirements.
Each implementation approach should include the following items:
The presented solutions should enable the client to choose an implementation approach which fits the most its requirements.
Based on the selected implementation, SZTAKI will perform the cloud-based implementation of the application, or will give support to the company to do so.
Once the cloudification is ready, the application should be usable with increased capacity, and should be available for a broader user base then earlier.