Cloud Computing Pyramid

  • Naresh Kumar Sehgal
  • Pramod Chandra P. Bhatt
  • John M. Acken


In this chapter, we start by examining the roots of Cloud Computing, present a usage model pyramid for different types of services, and present five essential characteristics identified by NIST. Then various stakeholders in Cloud Computing value chain are reviewed along with their concerns. We discuss implementation considerations for Cloud data centers and wrap up with an overview of NIST framework for cyber security functions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naresh Kumar Sehgal
    • 1
  • Pramod Chandra P. Bhatt
    • 2
  • John M. Acken
    • 3
  1. 1.Data Center GroupIntel CorporationSanta ClaraUSA
  2. 2.Computer Science and Information Technology ConsultantRetd. Prof. IIT DelhiBangaloreIndia
  3. 3.Electrical and Computer EngineeringPortland State UniversityPortlandUSA

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