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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

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
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 500-292
Report Number
500-292

Keywords

cloud computing, reference architecture, taxonomy
Created September 8, 2011, Updated November 10, 2018