Question as to whether a private cloud is really a cloud,,, Does IT’s implementation meet the NIST definition? If it doesn’t, does that really matter if IT is meeting the business’ needs? Or do business users expect a cloud to be truly on-demand, self-service and elastic?
From the article….”
Most cloud experts have settled on a generally-agreed upon definition of cloud computing – be it public or private – as having the five characteristics outlined by the National Institutes for Standards in Technology. These include: