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Wright State University

2012

Cloud Computing

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Abstraction Driven Application And Data Portability In Cloud Computing, Ajith Harshana Ranabahu Jan 2012

Abstraction Driven Application And Data Portability In Cloud Computing, Ajith Harshana Ranabahu

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Cloud computing has changed the way organizations create, manage, and evolve their applications. While many organizations are eager to use the cloud, tempted by substantial cost savings and convenience, the implications of using clouds are still not well understood. One of the major concerns in cloud adoption is the vendor lock-in of applications, caused by the heterogeneity of the numerous cloud service offerings. Vendor locked applications are difficult, if not impossible to port from one cloud system to another, forcing cloud service consumers to use undesired or suboptimal solutions. This dissertation investigates a complete and comprehensive solution to address the ...