A Characterization of Cloud Computing Adoption based on Literature Evidence

Antonio Carlos Marcelino de Paula, Glauco de Figueiredo Carneiro, Rita Suzana P. Maciel


Context:The cloud computing paradigm has received increasing attention because of its claimed financial and functional benefits. This paradigm is based on a customizable and resourceful platform to deploy software. A number of competing providers can support organizations to access computing services without owning the corresponding infrastructure. However, the migration of information systems and the adoption of this paradigm is not a trivial task. For this reason, evidences from the literature reporting and analyzing experiences in this migration should be widely disseminated and organized to be used by companies and by the research community. Goal:Characterize main strategies and methodologies reported in the literature to describe and analyze the adoption and migration to cloud computing. Method: The characterization followed a four-phase approach having as a start point the selection of studies published in conferences and journals. Results: Data gathered from these studies reveal a tendency for companies to choose the public deployment model, the IAAS service model, the amazon platform, and how the most important characteristics in the cloud adoption decision are cost, performance, and security and privacy. Conclusion: Due to the variety of strategies, approaches and tools reported in the primary studies, it is expected that the results in this characterization study would help in establishing knowledge on how the companies should adopt and migrate to the cloud. These findings can be a useful reference to develop guidelines for an effective use of cloud computing.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Marcelino de Paula A., Carneiro G. and Maciel R. (2017). A Characterization of Cloud Computing Adoption based on Literature Evidence . In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-247-9, pages 53-63. DOI: 10.5220/0006264600530063

in Bibtex Style

author={Antonio Carlos Marcelino de Paula and Glauco de Figueiredo Carneiro and Rita Suzana P. Maciel},
title={A Characterization of Cloud Computing Adoption based on Literature Evidence},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - A Characterization of Cloud Computing Adoption based on Literature Evidence
SN - 978-989-758-247-9
AU - Marcelino de Paula A.
AU - Carneiro G.
AU - Maciel R.
PY - 2017
SP - 53
EP - 63
DO - 10.5220/0006264600530063