The Cloud Of Cloud Computing

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Review of Literature Cloud Computing Definition The topic of the cloud computing industry and security is broad with far reaching intricacies. Therefore, to narrow the subject, the definition of cloud computing as defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (NIST Special Publication 800-145, 2011) will be used as the foundation for this study. The NIST adopted the (Mell & Grance, 2010) cloud computing definition in 2011. (Mell & Grance, (2010)) defined cloud computing as a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service-provider interaction (Mell & Grance, (2010)). Cloud Computing Timeline The cloud computing industry evolved over the past fifteen years and according to (White, 2013) in the article, “A Cloud Retrospective”, the cloud industry was introduced out of the bubble burst at the beginning of the twenty-first century compelled internet-based companies to modernize their Information Technology (IT) Architecture and find more efficient IT operating solutions (White, 2013). (White, 2013), writes that Amazon entered the cloud market by introducing its Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2006. (White, 2013) states in 2007 there were disagreements by the experts on the true definition of cloud computing. In 2008 the cloud market expands to include more vendors (White, 2013). (White, 2013)

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