|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Lee Badger; Tim Grance; Robert Patt-Corner; Jeff Voas|
|Prepared for||Recommendations of the National Institute of Standards and Technology|
|Institution||National Institute of Standards and Technology|
|Key Words||NIST; Cloud Computing; IaaS; PaaS; SaaS|
"The purpose of this document is to explain the cloud computing technology area in plain terms, and to provide recommendations for information technology decision makers. Cloud computing is a developing area and its ultimate strengths and weakness are not yet fully researched, documented and tested. This document gives recommendations on how and when cloud computing is an appropriate tool, and indicates the limits of current knowledge and areas for future analysis. […] This publication is intended to serve a diverse enterprise audience of information systems professionals including chief information officers, information systems developers, project managers, system designers, systems programmers, application programmers, system and network administrators, information system security officers, and system owners."