Chapter 8

Applications in the Cloud

Throughout this book, we use commonly known applications to illustrate the use and architecture of a cloud application. Most of the applications mentioned, such as Dropbox and Salesforce.com, are Software as a Service (SaaS) applications. SaaS applications may use a backend based on the Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) architecture.

This chapter describes how cloud applications are built based on the different prerequisites tied to a PaaS or IaaS provider for public clouds, technologies used in a private cloud, and interoperability in a hybrid cloud environment.

  • Understanding the role of standard applications
  • Developing cloud-ready applications
  • Migrating applications to the ...

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