Why We Need New Cloud Architectures

The National Institute of Standards and Technology defines cloud computing as a “model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.”


This document provides an overview of what it means to be
"cloudy" or "cloud native," including:

  • Common real-world scenarios cloud-native apps should build resiliency for
  • Principles of the cloudy philosophy
  • Architectural recommendations for achieving those principles