CLOUD 2021
Conference paper

Konveyor Move2Kube: Automated Replatforming of Applications to Kubernetes

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We present Move2Kube, a replatforming framework that automates the transformation of the deployment specification and development pipeline of an application from a non-Kubernetes platform to a Kubernetes-based one, minimizing changes to the application’s functional implementation and architecture. Our contributions include: (1) a standardized intermediate representation to which diverse application deployment artifacts could be translated, (2) an extension framework for adding support for new source platforms, and target artifacts while allowing customization as per organizational standards. We provide initial evidence of its effectiveness in terms of effort reduction, and highlight the current research challenges and future lines of work. Move2Kube is being developed as an open source community project and it is available at