The cloud complicates things a little bit, but not as much as you might think. Cloud computing is an example of a technology platform that allows interoperability and portability across providers. It’s sort of like the internet in that way: it lets you access content from anywhere and works seamlessly with other applications. But how does this work for data? Let’s take a closer look at how cloud computing enables interoperability and portability through APIs and SDKs.
What Is Interoperability?
Interoperability is the ability of software and hardware to work together. It’s also the ability of systems to exchange information and operate with each other. In cloud computing, interoperability is important because different cloud providers use different technologies–for example, one might use Amazon Web Services (AWS) while another uses Microsoft Azure. That means you could use the same application on both platforms but not share data between them unless there was some kind of standard communication protocol in place that allowed for it.
The solution? Interop standards! These are specifications that allow applications built on top of them to communicate seamlessly across multiple platforms or providers without having to rewrite every single line of code every time they want something new added into their product offering
What Is Portability?
Portability is the ability to move data from one cloud service to another, or between cloud providers. The term “portable” is often used interchangeably with “interoperable,” but the two are different concepts. Interoperability refers to the ability of two or more systems or applications that have been designed and developed independently of each other, yet interact in some fashion (such as exchanging information) via an agreed upon standard protocol or format.
Portability is often considered a subset of interoperability because portable services are still able to communicate with each other even though they may not necessarily use common protocols or formats for their communications (i.e., there exists no standard).
Why Does Cloud Computing Need Interoperability And Portability?
Cloud computing is a new technology, and it’s made up of many different parts. As such, it has to be able to work together with other technologies in order to provide users with all the benefits they want from their cloud services. For example, if you use a cloud-based CRM tool at your company but then decide to switch providers because the price is right or because another provider offers more features than your current one does (or both), then there needs to be some way for your data from one provider’s servers into another provider’s servers before any real damage can be done.
In addition to making sure that each individual part of your system works together seamlessly under normal circumstances–or at least as seamlessly as possible given all the different pieces involved–it also helps if there are ways for those same pieces not only talk among themselves but also move around freely so they can continue working together even after changing environments have been thrown into play by either user action or system failure conditions like network outages or hardware failure events caused by natural disasters like earthquakes/tsunamis/hurricanes etcetera..
Cloud computing is all about interoperability and portability
Cloud computing is all about interoperability and portability. The ability to use a single application across multiple devices, providers and platforms is what makes cloud computing unique. This can be done by utilizing APIs (application programming interface) or other methods of communication between applications.
In the end, interoperability and portability are what make cloud computing so powerful. They allow users to move their data between different providers and services without losing any of their settings or connections. This means that you can use the same apps on multiple devices or even switch between operating systems without having to start over from scratch every time! With interoperability in place, there’s no need for users to worry about losing their data when switching between platforms–they can simply take advantage of its portability features whenever necessary