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The Guide explains the major portability and interoperability issues that arise when cloud computing is used. It makes recommendations to customers on how best to achieve portability and interoperability when working with current cloud products and services, and it makes recommendations to suppliers and standards bodies on how standards and best practice should evolve to enable greater portability and interoperability in future.
It covers all forms of cloud computing, as described in the NIST Cloud Computing definition [NIST DEFINITION].
The intended audience includes:
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