Federated Cloud Architecture

There is no Smartphone Component of the App; the Cloud Component can federate with others

The following diagram illustrates this architecture:

Federated cloud architecture diagram


  • Web-based e-mail
  • Federated social media (Fediverse) with web applications such as Mastodon


  • similar as for Cloud Architecture; plus:
  • creates an incentive for innovation;
  • creates checks and balances between App Operators who all operate similar Apps, which can at least be compared with (and possible substituted by) other Apps.


  • similar as for Cloud Architecture; plus:
  • technically more complex and, in total, more expensive
  • additional components and communication channels need to be defended.