What is Cloud?
Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand
network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g.,
networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned
and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. Definition By NIST
Types of Clouds
Types of Clouds are also referred to as cloud deployment models. In 2006, Amazon Web
Services made available the first public cloud.Since then the industry
has evolved to meet the specific legal/audit requirements and
specialized needs of various industry sectors.
Primary features of the different types of clouds are summarized below: