NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture

Published: September 08, 2011


Fang Liu, Jin Tong, Jian Mao, Robert B. Bohn, John V. Messina, Mark L. Badger, Dawn M. Leaf


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
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Pub Type: NIST Pubs


cloud computing, reference architecture, taxonomy
Created September 08, 2011, Updated November 10, 2018