Chapter 6. Cloud Services and Applications

The goal of this chapter is to give ideas, show examples, and discuss possible directions for cloud applications, especially those that make use of IaaS management APIs. Many interesting ideas for creating cloud applications combine Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). Examples of the recent activity in the area of cloud applications, although not IaaS, are the SalesForce AppExchange, Google Chrome Web Store, and Mozilla Prism, a new framework for hosting web applications that is currently under development.

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