What is a cloud?
In this chapter, we introduce cloud concepts. The goal is to provide you with a basic understanding of what a cloud is, and present you with a table of questions to think about and apply to your circumstances.
1.1 Cloud overview
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides the following definition for cloud computing:
“Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (for example, networks, servers, storage, applications, and ...