Developing Cloud Software with IBM Rational Tools
To achieve the promises of cloud computing, a developer has to think in a broader fashion. A number of actors collaborate together in cloud use cases:
* The cloud service developer develops software and other assets for consumption on the cloud.
* The cloud service consumer requests cloud resources and approves business expenditure. Cloud service consumers might include users, administrators, and business managers.
* The cloud provider providers a cloud service to consumers.
The scope of this article is intentionally broad to cover these aspects of application development and operation giving examples of how IBM Rational tools than can help in the process of developing Cloud applications.