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Issue No. 02 - Mar.-Apr. (2014 vol. 31)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 91-96
Joel Crabb , Best Buy
ABSTRACT
As cloud computing evolves, system architectures will evolve with it. Every new technology becomes a tool for architects to manipulate. BestBuy.com designed their new e-commerce platform to integrate cloud computing as part of the system; the architecture exploits the inherent qualities of a cloud rather than simply operating on a cloud. This type of architecture, which builds an entire application layer in the cloud, works well in a system that has a high ratio of peak load to normal loads. The third Web extra at http://vimeo.com/54384814 is a video of Joel Crabb discussing how Riak has been an integral part of the transformation push to replatform Best Buy's e-commerce system at RICON 2012.
INDEX TERMS
Cloud computing, Computer architecture, Business, Catalogs, Standards
CITATION

J. Crabb, "The BestBuy.com Cloud Architecture," in IEEE Software, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 91-96, 2014.
doi:10.1109/MS.2014.45
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