Buchtitel: Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E)
Virtualization is the foundation of modern, cloud-based applications. The existence of virtual machines (VM) that host the components of such applications enables their portability and scalability. VMs are used in cloud infrastructures, and with dynamic operational requirements there is a need to move VMs within and across different clouds. The successful migration of VMs from one cloud to another should not always be considered as given. The goal of this paper is to devise and implement methods and conduct functional tests towards evaluating interoperability in cloud environments. We suggest a methodology for assessing the interoperability across different systems and we conduct a survey with a series of hypervisors and operating systems.