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Evaluation of Cloud Computing Services Based on NIST SP 800-145



Eric D. Simmon


This document provides clarification for qualifying a given computing capability as a cloud service by determining if it aligns with the NIST definition of cloud computing; and for categorizing a cloud service according to the most appropriate service model (SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS).
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 500-322
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Cloud Computing, Cloud Computing Definition, Cloud Services, Cloud Service Categorization, Cloud Service Evaluation, Cloud Service Models, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS
Created February 23, 2018, Updated November 10, 2018