Migration to Microservices: Barriers and Solutions

  • Javad GhofraniEmail author
  • Arezoo Bozorgmehr
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1051)


Microservices architecture (MSA) has been emerged over the past few years. Despite standardization efforts, migrating large-scale legacy applications into microservices architecture remains challenging. This study presents the results of seventeen interviews about obstacles and suggested solutions in migration to microservices. We analyzed the results of interviews using Jobs-to-be-done framework in literature and classified the barriers into three categories—inertia, anxiety and context. This work provides a categorization and a framework to overcome the barriers based on the advises of experts in this field. The results can be a reference for future research directions and advanced migration solutions.


Microservices Migration Cloud Interview 



This paper is co-financed with funds on the basis of the budget adopted by the deputies of the Saxon state parliament.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Informatics/MathematicsHTW Dresden University of Applied SciencesDresdenGermany
  2. 2.General Practice and Family MedicineUniversity Hospital BonnBonnGermany

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