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Gartner Reference Architecture for Cloud-Enabled Application Platforms

Published: 06 July 2010

ID: G00201437

Analyst(s): Eric Knipp , Massimo Pezzini , Yefim Natis


Cloud application platforms require advanced technology investment to deliver the ease, scale, productivity, efficiency and reliability expected of cloud-computing offerings. Users and prospects should be aware of the core characteristics that distinguish these offerings, to make informed choices.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Application Infrastructure in the Layered Software Stack
  • APaaS — a Key Component of Application Infrastructure Services
  • CEAP — the Enabling Technology in APaaS
  • Gartner Reference Architecture for CEAP and APaaS
    • Technology Context of a Deployed CEAP
    • Application Server Functionality
    • Cloud Platform Attributes
    • Cloud TP (XTP) Attributes
  • The Current Market

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