New formal definition of cloud computing

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 11 02:25:01 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 10:01 PM, Victor <aardvark66 at> wrote:
> ...
> Definition of Cloud Computing:
> Cloud computing is a model for enabling 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 promotes availability and
> is composed of five essential characteristics, three delivery models,
> and four deployment models.
> [The document goes on for more than a whole page, defining the essential
> characteristics.]

(don prescriptive hat) I'm glad they didn't say *"comprised of"!

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