Cloud Computing Task Force Report to the Information Technology Leadership Council

Date Added: Jan 2010
Format: PDF

The industry is currently grappling with an appropriate definition of cloud computing, as evidenced in the Definition of Cloud Computing white paper. For the purpose of this study, the authors have adopted the NIST Working Definition of Cloud Computing, which defines cloud computing as 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".