CHAPTER 8Standards

Standards make the World Wide Web go around, and by extension, they are important to cloud computing. Standards are what make it possible to connect to the cloud and what make it possible to develop and deliver content.

In this chapter we’ll look at the prevalent standards that make cloud computing possible, and also the sorts of standards that are used to develop applications on the cloud.


A cloud application is the software architecture that the cloud uses to eliminate the need to install and run on the client computer. There are many applications that can run, but there needs to be a standard way to connect between the client and the cloud. In this section we’ll take a closer look at the protocols that are ...

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