August 9, 2009
Excerpt from an Accenture presentation on Cloud Computing.
Interesting use of a picture to get the point across. The picture is actually from Sierra Leone’s swimmer Gibrilla Bamba, who had his goggles fall off during the men’s 50 meter breaststroke. See BBC news (picture 7) or more here.
August 4, 2009
After reading the NIST working definition of cloud computing, which made things more objective to me, I created this chart to provide a visual representation of the different concepts.
Maria Spinola’s white paper, “An Essential Guide to Possibilities and Risks of Cloud Computing“, does a great job covering the major points and is a great reference.
[Update – Feb 2011] A modified/updated version of my chart has been included in the NIST – Presentation on Effectively and Securely Using the Cloud Computing Paradigm v26 (thanks @petermmell).