Since the advent of Cloud Computing Technology the question of how to use the cloud for moving existing applications to the cloud
or how to build new applications for the cloud gets more and more pressing. In our talk we describe the major pitfall to avoid, namely
simply bursting virtual images of stacks of applications to the cloud. Next, we describe the TOSCA standard that is targeted towards
applications that are portable across multiple cloud environments, and that fosters application structures that make use of cloud benefits.
Finally, we motivate the uses of best practices (“patterns”) of how to architect applications that fit best into a cloud environment.