International Journal of Computer Applications
The portability of cloud services has been the major issue of concern among the IT industries. The situations like vendor-lock-in, lack of standardized data formats and complex service level agreements are still affecting the majority of IT sector from adapting this widely emerging technology. This paper suggests a new way in order to inculcate the portability among the cloud vendors and to maintain the consumer's trust in cloud services by ensuring that consumer is the ultimate owner of the data throughout the services. The paper proposes introduction of reliable third party (mediator) between the cloud service provider and the cloud service consumer to remove the various portability issues encountered while switching among the clouds.