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Publication Citation: The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing

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Author(s): Timothy Grance; Peter M. Mell;
Title: The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing
Published: September 28, 2011
Abstract: Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. This cloud model is composed of five essential characteristics, three service models, and four deployment models.
Citation: NIST SP - 800-145
Pages: 7 pp.
Keywords: Cloud Computing; SaaS; PaaS; IaaS; On-demand Self Service; Reserve Pooling; Rapid Elasticity; Measured Service; Software as a Service; Platform as a Service; Infrastructure as a Service
Research Areas: Cloud Computing, Computer Security, Cybersecurity
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