ClouNS - a Cloud-Native Application Reference Model for Enterprise Architects

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Abstract: The capability to operate cloud-native applications can generate enormous business growth and value. But enterprise architects should be aware that cloud-native applications are vulnerable to vendor lock-in. We investigated cloud-native application design principles, public cloud service providers, and industrial cloud standards. All results indicate that most cloud service categories seem to foster vendor lock-in situations which might be especially problematic for enterprise architectures. This might sound disillusioning at first. However, we present a reference model for cloud-native applications that relies only on a small subset of well standardized IaaS services. The reference model can be used for codifying cloud technologies. It can guide technology identification, classification, adoption, research and development processes for cloud-native application and for vendor lock-in aware enterprise architecture engineering methodologies.

Keywords: Business;Cloud computing;Computer architecture;Containers;Interoperability;Standards

Details [KP2016]

Author(s):
Title: ClouNS - a Cloud-Native Application Reference Model for Enterprise Architects
In book: 2016 IEEE 20th International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Workshop (EDOCW)
Pages: 1-10
Doi: 10.1109/EDOCW.2016.7584353
Publication year: 2016

Bibtex

@inproceedings{KP2016,
  author = {Kratzke, N. and Peinl, R.},
  booktitle = {2016 IEEE 20th International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Workshop (EDOCW)},
  title = {ClouNS - a Cloud-Native Application Reference Model for Enterprise Architects},
  year = {2016},
  pages = {1-10},
  keywords = {Business;Cloud computing;Computer architecture;Containers;Interoperability;Standards},
  doi = {10.1109/EDOCW.2016.7584353},
  month = sep,
  project = {CloudTRANSIT},
  researchgate = {https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304024156}
}