University of Sharjah
Cloud computing is a relatively new paradigm that promises to revolutionize the way IT services are provided. There are multiple benefits that companies can gain from cloud computing. However, there still remain a number of issues to be solved before this new computing paradigm is widely adopted. In this paper, the authors introduce the issues of portability and interoperability and they focus on the cross-platform portability of applications. They present some high level approaches and existing works that try to address this issue.