Cloud computing is a paradigm for enabling network access to a scalable and elastic pool of shareable physical or virtual resources with self-service provisioning and administration on-demand. The cloud computing paradigm is composed of key characteristics, cloud computing roles and activities, cloud capabilities types and cloud service categories, cloud deployment models and cloud computing cross cutting aspects.
This Recommendation | International Standard provides an overview of cloud computing, and defines related terms.
The terms and definitions provided in this Recommendation | International Standard:
– cover commonly used terms and definitions in cloud computing standards;
– will not cover all terms and definitions used in cloud computing standards; and
– do not preclude the definition of additional terms for use in cloud computing standards.