Citation[edit | edit source]

National Institute of Standards and Technology, (Draft) NIST Definition of Microservices, Application Containers and System Virtual Machines (NIST Special Publication 800-180) (Feb. 18, 2016) (full-text).

Overview[edit | edit source]

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.

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