Chapter 4

Application Management in the Cloud

Abstract

The use of public and private cloud environments by organizations around the world continues to grow at a rapid pace and shows no signs of abating in the near future. The financial benefits of cloud computing will continue to drive its adoption. However, cloud computing brings unique challenges for managing the applications that run in those environments.

Application management in cloud environments is multifaceted. In each of the public cloud environments there is a user (i.e., IT department) dimension to the question of application management. There is also a service provider aspect to application management. The capabilities and responsibilities are different in each instance. In infrastructure ...

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