A Survey on Interoperability in the Cloud Computing Environments

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Bahman Rashidi 1,* Mohsen Sharifi 1 Talieh Jafari 2

1. School of Computer Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran, Tehran

2. School of Computer Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, Tehran

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2013.06.03

Received: 26 Feb. 2013 / Revised: 10 Apr. 2013 / Accepted: 2 May 2013 / Published: 8 Jun. 2013

Index Terms

Interoperability, Cloud Computing, Service Interoperability, Hypervisor, Platform.


In the recent years, Cloud Computing has been one of the top ten new technologies which provides various services such as software, platform and infrastructure for internet users. The Cloud Computing is a promising IT paradigm which enables the Internet evolution into a global market of collaborating services. In order to provide better services for cloud customers, cloud providers need services that are in cooperation with other services. Therefore, Cloud Computing semantic interoperability plays a key role in Cloud Computing services. In this paper, we address interoperability issues in Cloud Computing environments. After a description of Cloud Computing interoperability from different aspects and references, we describe two architectures of cloud service interoperability. Architecturally, we classify existing interoperability challenges and we describe them. Moreover, we use these aspects to discuss and compare several interoperability approaches.

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Bahman Rashidi, Mohsen Sharifi, Talieh Jafari, "A Survey on Interoperability in the Cloud Computing Environments", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS), vol.5, no.6, pp.17-23, 2013. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2013.06.03


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