As defined by NIST, cloud computing is “a model for enabling ubiquitous, 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 identified by 5 essential characteristics – On-demand self-service, Broad network access, Resource pooling, Rapid elasticity, Measured service. NIST further talks about cloud and explain 3 service models viz IaaS, PaaS and SaaS and 4 deployment models viz. Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and Community Cloud.

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