Chapter 17: Designing Cloud-Based
Throughout this book, we have looked at a variety of cloud-related
issues, from scalability, to security, to economics and business models, and
more. In Chapter 18, “Coding Cloud-Based Applications,” we will build
and deploy several simple cloud-based solutions. In this chapter, we look
at many design considerations a developer should consider when
designing a cloud-based solution.
This chapter examines cloud-based solution designs. By the time you finish this
chapter, you will be able to do the following:
- Compare and contrast functional and nonfunctional system requirements.
- Understand why developers should delay selecting an implementation
platform during the design phase.
- Discuss considerations designers should evaluate when they design a
system to meet specific nonfunctional requirements.