Architectural Concepts and Design Requirements

This chapter covers the following topics in Domain 1:

•  Cloud computing players and terms

•  Cloud computing essential characteristics

•  Cloud service categories

•  Cloud deployment models

•  Security concepts relevant to cloud computing

•  Certifications

•  Cloud cost–benefit analysis

•  Cloud architecture models

For the past few years the term “cloud” has been heard almost everywhere in advertising and popular culture. From the television commercials proclaiming “take it to the cloud” to the ubiquitous presence of products such as Apple’s iCloud, the term is one that even the most novice technology consumers know, even if they have scant knowledge or understanding of what a cloud ...

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