39 design patterns to boost your cloud architecture

Summary:CloudPatterns.org, a community site for documenting patterns for cloud computing platforms and architectures, has been launched.

Arcitura Education, which has long been leading the way in service-oriented architecture and cloud thought leadership, has just launched CloudPatterns.org, a community site for documenting master patterns for cloud computing platforms and architectures.

The site is similar to SOA patterns, which cataloges key design patterns for service oriented architecture. Arcitura president Thomas Erl is the organizer behind both efforts. The goal of both is the same: to identify patterns that map modular, technology-centric solutions to business problems. The effort to document patterns and mechanisms "provides an extremely concrete view of cloud architecture layers and the individual building blocks that represent the moving parts that can be assembled in creative ways to leverage cloud environments for business automation," according to Arcitura.

Patterns described at the site include the following. These patterns also are assembled together to provide "compound patterns" that tackle contemporary cloud delivery and deployment models (such as public cloud, IaaS, etc.). At the time of this posting, there were 39 design patterns and 13 compound patterns:

Topics: Cloud


Joe McKendrick is an author and independent analyst who tracks the impact of information technology on management and markets. Joe is co-author, along with 16 leading industry leaders and thinkers, of the SOA Manifesto, which outlines the values and guiding principles of service orientation. He speaks frequently on cloud, SOA, data, and... Full Bio

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