Is your “Cloud” missing pooled resources, how about on-demand access to those resources? If so, you may not actually have a cloud. There are five essential characteristics that a compute cloud must have – or it fails the requirements and it is not a cloud. In part 2 of this 4 part series on the NIST Model of Cloud, Robert Starmer, Principal and CTO of Kumulus Technologies, explains what the five characteristics of a cloud are and why they are necessary to build a modern cloud computing system.
Check out part 1 of the series to get a high level overview of the NIST Model here: The NIST Model of Cloud Computing- Part 1 – Overview.