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Publication Citation: NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture

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Author(s): Fang Liu; Jin Tong; Jian Mao; Robert B. Bohn; John V. Messina; Mark L. Badger; Dawn M. Leaf;
Title: NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture
Published: September 08, 2011
Abstract: The adoption of cloud computing into the Federal Government and its implementation depend upon a variety of technical and non-technical factors. A fundamental reference point, based on the NIST definition of Cloud Computing, is needed to describe an overall framework that can be used government-wide. This document presents the NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture (RA) and Taxonomy (Tax) that will accurately communicate the components and offerings of cloud computing.
Citation: NIST SP - 500-292
Pages: 35 pp.
Keywords: cloud computing; reference architecture; taxonomy;
Research Areas: Information Technology, Cloud Computing
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