Patent Number: 8,819,679

Title: Methods and systems for on-boarding applications to a cloud

Abstract: Methods and arrangements for on-boarding an application to a cloud. An application for hosting in a cloud environment is provided. Metadata related to the application is provided, and metadata related to the cloud is obtained. The application metadata and cloud metadata are compared, and the compatibility of the application with existing offerings of the cloud is ascertained. The application is on-boarded to the cloud.

Inventors: Agarwal; Vikas (Noida, IN), Alexander; Michael Edward (Great Falls, VA), Ananthanarayanan; Rema (New Delhi, IN), Goyal; Sunil (Haryana, IN), Mittal; Sumit (Uttar Pradesh, IN), Mukherjea; Sougata (New Delhi, IN)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 9/46 (20060101); G06F 9/455 (20060101); G06F 9/445 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018