Cloud Interoperability Challenge delivered through SaaS
Task: Review Literature on Cloud Interoperability Lock-in Challenge for Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
Topic: Cloud Interoperability Challenge delivered through SaaS applications for SMEs
Background: Cloud Computing for better collaboration and optimized digitized workflows in construction projects delivered through SaaS applications is still an emerging technology. SaaS is a rentware pay per use business delivery model for business applications centrally hosted by SaaS vendors which ends immediately after the rental period. This business model creates multiple dependencies from SaaS vendors, because in this business model the application, the technical infrastructure and the data is not under control of the SaaS user. SMEs are intensely targeted by SaaS vendors and confronted with complex interoperability and portability challenges during and after the SaaS rental period if they want to stay independent and not get locked-in with their data of a specific SaaS vendor.
- Provide a 200 Word annotated bibliographic entry of each of the five articles listed below describing the research methodology and research method(s) employed in the research. Cite and reference all sources using the Harvard Liverpool Referencing System.
- Critically evaluate the choices of research methodology and method(s) in terms of the appropriateness in supporting the aims and objectives of the research below.
Project Aims and Objectives:
The objectives of the research are to provide solutions and strategies for SMEs not to get locked-in with their data into a specific SaaS application. SaaS solutions in this context are SaaS construction collaboration and construction management applications. Those applications should enable SMEs to collaborate with other SaaS applications, to migrate data and to keep control over the data SMEs have produced in the specific SaaS applications.
Aim 1: Analyse the current state of cloud interoperability, portability and data ownership capabilities for SMEs in relevant SaaS applications.
Aim 2: Analyse and select advanced SaaS Cloud deployment variants to increase cloud interoperability, portability and data ownership capabilities in relevant SaaS applications.
Aim 3: Develop for defined SMEs a cloud interoperability and portability Solution Framework.
Aim 4: Validate the cloud interoperability and portability Solution Framework for identified SME key use cases on exemplary SaaS construction collaboration and construction management applications.
- Opara-Martins, Justice & Sahandi, R. & Tian, Feng. (2016). Critical analysis of vendor lock-in and its impact on cloud computing migration: a business perspective. Journal of Cloud Computing. 5. 10.1186/s13677-016-0054-z. Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301334572_Critical_analysis_of_vendor_lock-in_and_its_impact_on_cloud_computing_migration_a_business_perspective
- Hababeh, Ismail. (2015). Data Migration among Different Clouds. Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/288713392_Data_Migration_among_Different_Clouds
- Ali, Hassan & Moawad, Ramadan & Hosni, Amira. (2017). A Cloud Interoperability Broker (CIB) for data migration in SaaS. Future Computing and Informatics Journal. 1. 10.1016/j.fcij.2017.03.001. Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315319854_A_Cloud_Interoperability_Broker_CIB_for_data_migration_in_SaaS
- Esposito, Antonio & Di Martino, Beniamino & Cretella, Giuseppina & Carta, Graziella. (2016). An OWL ontology to support Cloud Portability and Interoperability. International Journal of Web and Grid Services. 10.1504/IJWGS.2015.070972. Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/274956450_An_OWL_ontology_to_support_Cloud_Portability_and_Interoperability
- Vukovic, Maja & Hwang, Jinho. (2016). Cloud migration using automated planning Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304816828_Cloud_migration_using_automated_planning