About application portability
Application portability and cloud portability have become particularly important for IT pros and developers in ensuring the ability to move from once service to another with security and ease. This app portability section discusses the common challenges and solutions to portability, pricing pitfalls, and vendor and provider information.
In this new world where containers are challenging virtualized environments, Docker has had to grow up fast, and not only is it growing up, but it's opening up to new standards as well. Continue Reading
SaaS app portability planning can help users deal with pricing and business stability issues for SaaS providers. Tom Nolle explains. Continue Reading
Since many IT organizations are wanting to move apps between public clouds and private clouds, application portability is a growing concern. He discusses the current obstacles and steps enterprises can take to enhance portability of their apps. Continue Reading
Even in the early stage of cloud adoption, users of PaaS services are already questioning the portability of the applications. Continue Reading
Cloud Foundry Core, a new VMware PaaS tool, aims to make applications more portable across clouds. Most enterprises aren't there yet, however. Continue Reading
Cloud portability may make it easier for a customer to leave, but it can also boost business. Find out how and why a cloud provider should offer cloud portability. Continue Reading
Cloud portability -- moving from one cloud service provider to another -- isn't impossible; you just need to know how to land. Continue Reading
About application interoperability
Interoperability, particularly cloud interoperability, remains a challenge for programmers and IT. This section explores integrating systems into the cloud, both public and private, with interoperability.
Learn about application standards, SaaS providers, necessary security measures and integration without service interruption.
Testing data exchanges involves the ability to view, track and verify messages, among other things. Here are techniques for testing data exchanges. Continue Reading
Learn which tools are recommended for testing data exchange and interoperability issues. Continue Reading
Application migration tools can improve communication between clouds and make it easier for IT shops looking to move apps. Continue Reading
You can file cloud interoperability with time machines and flying cars -- under science fiction. Can the industry work to build a brighter future? Continue Reading
This excerpt from "SOA: Principles of Service Design" defines the term "interoperability" and describes how service orientation can benefit the process of sharing data. Continue Reading
Derick Winkworth outlines whether it's possible to reach SDN network interoperability. Continue Reading
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Glossary of terms
Need a refresher on portability terms? Find definitions to get up to date on portability and interoperability in this section.