A working definition
Cloud(n) On-demand compute with consumptive billing •On-demand: Rapidly provisioned services.
- Compute: Servers, network, storage, firewalls, ancillary services
- Consumptive billing: Turns traditional fixed IT costs into variable – monthly or hourly • Initial model—virtualized multi-tenancy computing—does not meet requirements for 100% of applications and use cases.
For broadest applicability, user-selectable levelsof performance, security and isolation are required
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