Abstract: The aim of this work is the selection of most suitable cloud service provider for the migration of existing applications. Here the cloud provider selection is not only based on the quantitative and qualitative requirements of the application, but also based on cost minimization. For this purpose, this work proposes a decision support system that makes decisions with the help of a migration framework, which consider both the quantitative and qualitative factors. The proposed framework is then compared against the existing works.

Keywords: Cloud migration; decision support system; migration framework; usage pattern; Quality of Service