Cloud Customer Architecture for Web Application Hosting describes vendor-neutral best practices for hosting web applications using cloud computing. The architectural elements described in this paper are needed to instantiate a web application hosting environment using private, public, or hybrid cloud deployment models.
Cloud computing and cloud services are often considered for both existing and new web application hosting environments. This is in part driven by the frequency that web applications are required. It also occurs because cloud elasticity and scalability naturally lends itself to the needs of a web application hosting environment.
This reference architecture provides a detailed view of the components, subcomponents and relationships in a cloud-based web application hosting architecture.