Cloud Computing: A Study of Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS)

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Executive Summary

Cloud computing is an increasingly popular paradigm for accessing computing resources. In practice, cloud service providers tend to offer services that can be grouped into three categories: software as a service, platform as a service, and infrastructure as a service. This paper discuss the characteristics and benefits of cloud computing. It proceeds to discuss the Infrastructure as a service (IaaS). This paper aims to provide a means of understanding and investigating IaaS. This paper also outlines the responsibilities of IaaS provider and the facilities to IaaS consumer.

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