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In this first of a four-part series, you’ll learn what a private cloud is, and how hosted Infrastructure as a Service can support that environment.
There are many definitions for cloud computing, but one of the more concise and widely recognized definitions comes from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). NIST defines five essential characteristics, three service models and four deployment models. The essential characteristics form the core of the definition. The required characteristics for any solution to be called a true “cloud” solution include:
NIST also defines three service models, or what are sometimes called architecture layers:
Finally, it defines four deployment models:
Microsoft Services has designed, built and implemented a Private Cloud/IaaS solution using Windows Server, Hyper-V and System Center. Our goal throughout … (FULL ARTICLE)
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