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: Special Publication (NIST SP) - 500-292Report Number:
NIST Pub Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Pub Type: NIST Pubs
cloud computing, reference architecture, taxonomy