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Cloud Computing

Overview

The ‘cloud’ and ‘cloud computing’ are terms that are frequently used, but what do they mean?  What is cloud computing?  How can it be used? What do you need to think about before selecting a deployment model to use?  This paper explains cloud computing, its characteristics, and deployment models as defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  Other issues to consider when thinking about cloud storage are addressed.  The resource list links to other sources with a variety of information on cloud computing.  

 

White Paper

 

 

NDIIPP Project Homepage

October 8, 2011; links updated October 8, 2011