Cloud application architectures and platforms

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  • Developing for the cloud: Challenges and best practices

    The developer is in demand more than ever, and yet the role still alludes most in the IT world. With some insight into cloud computing, platforms and ecosystems, development processes can be more clearly defined, and the part of the developer will co... 

  • virtual private cloud

    A virtual private cloud (VPC) is the logical division of a public cloud service provider's multi-tenant architecture to support private cloud computing in a public cloud environment.    

  • Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

    Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is a fully-managed SQL database service. Amazon RDS offers an array of database engine choices to help with database management tasks such as migration, backup, recovery and patching. 

  • WebOps (Web operations)

    WebOps, short for Web operations, is the area of IT systems management that deals with the complexities of Web-based applications and the systems that support them. WebOps includes application deployment, operations, maintenance, tuning and repair. 

  • Salesforce.com

    Salesforce.com is a cloud computing and social enterprise Software as a Service provider based in San Francisco. 

  • Salesforce AppExchange

    Salesforce AppExchange is Salesforce.com's cloud computing marketplace, through which end users can access, download and install custom software applications. 

  • autoscaling

    Auto-scaling, also spelled autoscaling, is a cloud computing service feature that automatically adds or removes compute resources depending upon actual usage. 

  • CloudSwitch

    CloudSwitch is a company that makes cloud migration software. The company’s products make it easier for users to move applications and workloads securely between their business premises and the cloud. 

  • native cloud application (NCA)

    A native cloud application (NCA) is a program that is specifically designed for a cloud computing environment as opposed to simply being migrated to the cloud.  

  • mobile cloud

    The mobile cloud is Internet-based data, applications and related services accessed through smartphones, laptop computers, tablets and other portable devices. 

  • vendor lock-in

    Vendor lock-in is a situation in which a customer using a product or service cannot easily transition to a competitor’s product or service. 

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About Cloud application architectures and platforms

It's critical to have the right cloud application architecture in place as a foundation for all of your efforts. This section provides complete coverage of cloud application development and architecture, including coverage of key issues such as enterprise migration to cloud computing, building applications and working with platforms. Interested in understanding best practices of cloud application architecture? This page offers the latest resources for cloud application platforms and development, migration and other related topics. Find the latest news, tips and articles from experts in the field.