BT

New Early adopter or innovator? InfoQ has been working on some new features for you. Learn more

NIST Cloud Computing Twiki Launched

| by James Vastbinder Follow 0 Followers on Dec 30, 2010. Estimated reading time: less than one minute |

Today NIST began sending users their credentials for their Cloud Computing twiki, of which Kevin Jackson was one of the first to be granted access.  The intent of the NIST working group is to promote cloud computing adoption and overcome the current perceived barriers of security, interoperability and portability.

Currently NIST will run mailing lists on the following subjects related to Cloud Computing:

  • Business Use Cases
  • Reference Architecture
  • Taxonomy
  • SAJAAC
  • Security
  • Standards

NIST Cloud Computing stated goals:

The long term goal is to provide thought leadership and guidance around the cloud computing paradigm to catalyze its use within industry and government. NIST aims to shorten the adoption cycle, which will enable near-term cost savings and increased ability to quickly create and deploy enterprise applications. NIST aims to foster cloud computing systems and practices that support interoperability, portability, and security requirements that are appropriate and achievable for important usage scenarios.

The NIST definition of Cloud Computing encapsulates 5 essential characteristics

  1. On-Demand Self-Service
  2. Broad Network Access
  3. Resource Pooling
  4. Rapid Elasticity
  5. Measured Service

With three service models:

  1. IaaS - Infrastructure-as-a-Service
  2. PaaS - Platform-as-a-Service
  3. SaaS - Software-as-a-Service

Interested developers and architects are encouraged to participate.

Rate this Article

Adoption Stage
Style

Hello stranger!

You need to Register an InfoQ account or or login to post comments. But there's so much more behind being registered.

Get the most out of the InfoQ experience.

Tell us what you think

Allowed html: a,b,br,blockquote,i,li,pre,u,ul,p

Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread
Community comments

Allowed html: a,b,br,blockquote,i,li,pre,u,ul,p

Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread

Allowed html: a,b,br,blockquote,i,li,pre,u,ul,p

Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread

Discuss

Login to InfoQ to interact with what matters most to you.


Recover your password...

Follow

Follow your favorite topics and editors

Quick overview of most important highlights in the industry and on the site.

Like

More signal, less noise

Build your own feed by choosing topics you want to read about and editors you want to hear from.

Notifications

Stay up-to-date

Set up your notifications and don't miss out on content that matters to you

BT