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Nayan B. Ruparelia

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262529099

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262529099.001.0001

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Use Case Pattern #1: IaaS and PaaS

Use Case Pattern #1: IaaS and PaaS

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Cloud Computing

Nayan B. Ruparelia

The MIT Press

The general uses of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) service models, together with their pros and cons, are discussed in this chapter using a SWOT analysis. The general uses are described as uses cases; a use case defines the requirements and the sequence of interactions in order to effect a solution. When commonality is detected between use cases that implement a distinct solution, then it is called a use case pattern. These use case patterns can generally be implemented using micro-services. When standardized and implemented in the cloud, such micro-services are referred to as cloud cells. Thus cloud cells implement use case patterns. The following use case patterns for IaaS and PaaS are discussed: computing; web hosting; storage; backup and recovery; database services; application development; application testing and application integration.

Keywords:   Cloud patterns, IaaS use case, PaaS use case, Use case patterns, Cloud cells, Cloud SWOT analysis

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