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NIST’s role in cloud computing is to promote the effective and secure use of the technology within government and industry by providing technical guidance and promoting standards. To learn more about NIST's cloud efforts, join the NIST cloud computing announcement mailing list (very low volume) by sending an email to "email@example.com" with "subscribe cloudlist" in the message body text.
This website contains NIST's definition of cloud computing as well as related guidance. This definition will serve as a foundation for our upcoming publication on cloud models, architectures, and deployment strategies. Computer scientists at NIST developed this draft definition in collaboration with industry and government and we expect it to evolve over time as the cloud industry and cloud technology matures.
This material is public domain although attribution to NIST is requested. It may be freely duplicated and translated.