Analysis of Effective Portable Cloud Services Using TOSCA

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Topic: Cloud
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The ability to move cloud services and their components between providers ensures an adequate and cost-efficient IT environment and avoids vendor lock-in. Research has already addressed movability and migration on a functional level.1,2 However, no one has yet examined cloud service portability with regard to management and operational tasks, which are a significant and increasing cost factor. One reason is the lack of an industry standard for defining composite applications and their management. Without an appropriate standardized format, ensuring compliance, trust, and security the biggest area of critique preventing the cloud's wider adoption is difficult.

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