We have written several articles on Cloud computing. One might ask what are the Standards and Legal Guidelines for Cloud Computing. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Govt., is responsible for developing standards and guidelines of Cloud Computing. NIST dictates minimum requirements needed and all legal information regarding cloud computing.
The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing
NIST provides a free e-book in pdf format named The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing ; it is actually Draft now. You can download your free copy from NIST clicking this link.
How this ebook on Cloud computing will help you?
We have already published several articles on Cloud computing and its security issues, Privacy issues etc. We already have written the criterion as was mentioned in several standard text books. NIST defines Essential characteristics of Cloud Computing as:
- On-demand self-service
- Network access
- Resource pooling
- High Scalability
- Measurable Service
NIST has also defined the Service Models:
- Software as a Service (SaaS)
- Platform as a Service (PaaS)
- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
- Private cloud
- Community cloud
- Public cloud
- Hybrid cloud
NIST has nicely said “The intended audience is people adopting the cloud computing model or providing cloud services.”
Our articles on Cloud Computing
We already have provided our visitors a bit in depth articles about Private Cloud, Cloud Hosting for WordPress Blog , Cloud Computing Privacy and how to protect Privacy in the Cloud, Hardware requirements of Cloud Computing, Cloud Computing Security Issues, Basics of Cloud Computing ,Cloud Hosting and Cloud Servers etc. We highly recommend to download the pdf ebook from NIST, it is really written in very simple language understandable to all.