An architectural pattern language of cloud-based applications

@inproceedings{Fehling2011AnAP,
  title={An architectural pattern language of cloud-based applications},
  author={Christoph Fehling and Frank Leymann and Ralph Retter and David Schumm and Walter Schupeck},
  booktitle={PLoP '11},
  year={2011}
}
The properties of clouds -- elasticity, pay-per-use, and standardization of the runtime infrastructure -- enable cloud providers and users alike to benefit from economies of scale, faster provisioning times, and reduced runtime costs. However, to achieve these benefits, application architects and developers have to respect the characteristics of the cloud environment. To reduce the complexity of cloud application architectures, we propose a pattern-based approach for cloud application design… 

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