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NIST Announces the Release of DRAFT Special Publication 800-180, NIST Definition of Microservices, Application Containers and System Virtual Machines
February 18, 2016

NIST requests public comments on Draft NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-180NIST Definition of Microservices, Application Containers and System Virtual Machines. This document serves to provide a NIST-standard definition to application containers, microservices which reside in application containers and system virtual machines. Furthermore, this document explains the similarities and differences between a Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Microservices as well as the similarities and differences between System Virtual Machines and Application Containers. 

Comment period CLOSED on: March 18, 2016. Questions? Send email to: sec-cloudcomputing@nist.gov

Created December 21, 2016, Updated August 17, 2017