Provider Adapter

Provider interfaces are encapsulated and mapped to unified interfaces used in applications to separate concerns of interactions with the provider from application functionality.

Provider Adapter How can the dependencies of an application component on a provider-specific interface be managed?


Cloud providers offer many interfaces that can be used in application components of a Distributed Application. If a component directly interacts with these interfaces, its implementation becomes strongly interleaved with the specific functions offered and the protocols used.


The Provider Adapter encapsulates all provider-specific implementations required for authentication, data formatting etc. in an abstract interface. The Provider Adapter , thus, ensures separation of concerns between application components accessing provider functionality and application components providing application functionality. It may also offer synchronous provider-interfaces to be accessed asynchronously via messages and vice versa.

Provider Adapter

Provider Adapter

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