Understanding NIST’s Cloud Computing Reference Architecture: Part II
This second white paper in a series on Cloud Computing Reference Architecture focuses on the activities, processes, and requirements that cloud players need to follow in order to ensure a successful delivery of cloud services. It addresses the three active cloud players that may be involved in delivering cloud services to cloud consumers. The cloud provider is a cloud participant that is always involved in the delivery of a cloud service. The remaining two, cloud broker and cloud auditor, are dependent on the specific business and operational requirements of the cloud consumer.