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Silver Clouds, Dark Linings: A Concise Guide to Cloud Computing by Stephen G. Bennett, Archie Reed

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Chapter 4. Introduction to Cloud Services

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Why don’t we have a cloud?—Geek and Poke

In this chapter, we explore the lower layers of the common cloud architectures so that you have a clear understanding when we move on to planning for and managing cloud services. Our discussion here examines cloud services taxonomies that incorporate architectural, an understanding of which can enable you to better map from existing enterprise architectures into cloud-based architectures. A definition of usage models is important to understanding your role in the cloud services usage model.

Cloud Usage Models

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