Date Published: February 2016
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NIST requests public comments on Draft SP 800-180, NIST 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.
Keywords System Virtual Machines; Microservices; Application Containers; Services Oriented Architecture