CLOUD CUSTOMER ARCHITECTURE FOR WEB APPLICATION HOSTING version 2.0
Cloud Customer Architecture for Web Application Hosting describes vendor neutral best practices for hosting web applications using cloud computing. The architectural elements described in this paper are needed to instantiate a web application hosting environment using private, public, or hybrid cloud deployment models.
Web application hosting is ubiquitous in the computing world and represents a generic pattern that can be applied in many situations. Cloud computing and cloud services are often considered for both existing and new web application hosting environments. This is in part driven by the frequency that web applications are required. It also occurs because cloud elasticity and scalability naturally lends itself to the needs of a web application hosting environment.
This guide covers the architectural components, flow, and deployment considerations for different platform options, as well as lifecycle, operations, governance requirements.