ALERT

[FREE DEMO] Deploy Your Enterprise Cloud in Minutes

Cloud Application Portability

Definition - What does Cloud Application Portability mean?

Cloud application portability is a concept in cloud computing that refers to the ability to move applications between cloud vendors with a minimum level of integration issues.

Cloud application portability deals with the cross-platform issues in a cloud computing solution platform, particularly software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS)-centered applications.

Techopedia explains Cloud Application Portability

Cloud application portability is the degree of extent to which certain cloud solution providers design applications that can be ported on other providers and the implementation of standardized, non-proprietary back-end operating platform for enabling cross-vendor applications.

Cloud application portability mitigates the risk of vendor lock-in and ensures that the SaaS application is built over open standards and is portable on most cloud operating platforms. Whether in a traditional model, or a cloud model, vendors of software obviously want to lock-in clients. Given that a big part of the cloud computing model is about freeing an organization from proprietary infrastructure, it only makes sense that open standards are desirable. In practice however, portability is always more complex.

Techopedia Deals

Connect with us

Techopedia on Linkedin
Techopedia on Linkedin
Tweat cdn.techopedia.com
"Techopedia" on Twitter


'@Techopedia'
Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

Resources
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.