Want The Benefits Of True Cloud: Look Beyond The Cloud Marketing
June 1, 2022
There are five essential characteristics that make high-performing scalable cloud systems and applications possible. Eagle Eye President Ken Francis delves into the details in this article he wrote for SecurityInformed.com
Many people, quite correctly, point to Salesforce.com—which launched in February of 2000—as the first example of cloud computing. In the years following, the term ‘cloud’ became so popular and was applied to so many products and service offerings, that it became almost meaningless. The result was cloud confusion in the business world and in the median, presented alongside shows covering fire safety, intelligent buildings, facilities management, and safety and health.
In one stark example from 2008, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison described news stories about cloud as, ‘complete gibberish.’ Endeavoring to provide some clarity on cloud, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) worked for more than two years to put together ‘The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing,’ which defines the five essential cloud computing characteristics and several ‘as-a-service’ cloud computing models.
By Ken Francis
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