Tag Archives: NIST

Adventures in Cloudwashing: Are You the Cloud Or in the Cloud?

Anyone who is working intimately with cloud computing and having critical conversations regarding this medium will eventually be party to the “cloudwashing” conversation. Cloudwashing: the activity of associating all your products with cloud computing even though it doesn’t meet core attributes that define cloud computing as created either by de jure or de facto processes.… Read More »

Scale is the Common Abstraction of Cloud Computing

In my experience, for there to be widespread adoption and agreement over a concept, the semantics surrounding that concept must be unique and discrete. If the definition is too broad, there will be too much opportunity for dissenting opinion. NIST’s definition of cloud computing doesn’t really answer the mail when it comes to delivering a… Read More »

Resiliency Is A Key Cloud Characteristic

Just finished reviewing the latest draft update to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) publication 800-145 “The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing”. This publication is rapidly becoming the accepted defintion within the US Federal government of Cloud Computing and, for the most part, it’s a rather decent treaty of the topic and capture… Read More »