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Microsoft® Manual of Style, Fourth Edition by Microsoft Corporation

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Cloud computing style

Cloud computing is a type of computing in which groups of servers and scalable resources are used to provide a computing platform, individual applications, or both, over the Internet. As defined by the Word document, “The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing”, found at the National Institute of Standards and Technology website (http://csrc.nist.gov/), 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 services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.”

Two dimensions are used to classify the various deployment models for ...

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