3 responses to “Cutting Through the Fog of Cloud Computing Definitions”

  1. Cloud Computing is changing the world « FedSolutions IT Management & Consulting

    […]  The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has recently defined it. : Full Story Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this […]

  2. Shaleen Shah

    Thanks Frank, for clearing up the fog. I think that there’s so much misconception about cloud computing; not that the concept is new – but a lot of folks are having problem with the term. It’s great that you come up with this post to educate most of us who are having a mind fog when it comes to everything about the cloud. By the way, I wonder what you think is the ultimate key to a successful cloud computing within a small organization/business?

  3. Chris Haddad

    Good article summarizing the NIST definitions and applying them to a few Platform as a Service offerings. My Cloud Dimension blog post ( http://blog.cobia.net/cobiacomm/2011/11/07/know-your-cloud-dimensions/ ) further clarifies NIST definition importance, and my PaaS Evaluation Framework ( http://blog.cobia.net/cobiacomm/2011/11/02/paas-evaluation-framework-for-cios-and-architects/ ) explains how to gauge PaaS cloudiness.