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Broad Access

Broad Access (Erl, Naserpour)

How can cloud services be made accessible to a diverse range of cloud service consumers?

Problem

Cloud consumers may require access to a cloud service via cloud service consumer devices, protocols or data formats that the cloud service is not designed to support.

Solution

Runtime mapping logic is incorporated to transform data exchanges between the cloud service and different cloud service consumers.

Application

The mapping logic is added to the cloud service logic or positioned separately, within a multi-device broker mechanism that transforms data exchanged between the cloud service consumer and the cloud service.
Broad Access: A cloud service containing runtime mapping logic is implemented (1) and made available to different kinds of cloud service consumer devices (2).

A cloud service containing runtime mapping logic is implemented (1) and made available to different kinds of cloud service consumer devices (2).

NIST Reference Architecture Mapping

This pattern relates to the highlighted parts of the NIST reference architecture, as follows:

Broad Access: NIST Reference Architecture Mapping