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cloud computing

Definition(s):

  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.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 from NIST SP 800-145
NIST SP 1800-16B under Cloud Computing from NIST SP 800-145
NIST SP 1800-16C under Cloud Computing from NIST SP 800-145
NIST SP 1800-16D under Cloud Computing from NIST SP 800-145

  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
Source(s):
NISTIR 8006 under Cloud computing from NIST SP 800-145 - Adapted