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Portability

The character of benefits that may be carried from a previous job to the next.

Portability

The ability to take one's benefits, particularly health insurance, from one job to another. Some U.S. states require health insurance companies to offer portability. It exists to protect people from the possibility that they will lose their health insurance and be unable to acquire a new policy because of a pre-existing condition that develops between acquiring the first policy and looking for a second.
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Using Elastra Cloud Server On Demand, customers can achieve the benefits of cloud computing without specialized knowledge of or previous experience with Amazon's platform, with both minimal risk and seamless cloud portability.
Pivotal announces plans for Pivotal One, a next-generation Enterprise Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that integrates new data fabrics, modern programming frameworks, cloud portability and support for legacy systems.
Cloud portability enables you to choose the right cloud for the job.
For its part, in April IEEE's Standards Association announced its Cloud Computing Initiative, the first broad-scope, forward-looking effort put forth by a global standards development organization aimed at addressing cloud portability and interoperability.