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All Rights Reserved ©2014 International Journal of Computer Science (IJCS) 293 Published by SK Research Group of Companies (SKRGC)
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 theirfatcat:7h57vbglmja5ll5tipul6jkhde