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Cloud Computing by Mind Map: Cloud Computing
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Cloud Computing

Drivers

Economic crisis (reluctance to invest)

Increased demand for mobililty

Increased demand for agility

CapEx to OpEx

Capital Expenditure to Operational Expenditure

Types

Service types

Ownership types

Compute types

Related topics

Virtualization

Grid computing

Mobile computing

Utility computing

Data center

Information security

Information architecture

(Cloud) API's

Issues

Compliance & Regulations

Security & Privacy

Vendor lock-in

Quality of Service / Reliability

Data and (legacy) (on-premise) system integration

Pricing

Data portability

Data resilience (e.g. local data cache)

Getting different cloud environments and solutions to "play nice together"

For example, shared authentication mechanisms such as OATH help in creating an integrated set of services.

Preventing cloud proliferation

It's often relatively quick and easy to start using a cloud service. As such, there's a real danger for cloud service proliferation within organizations.

Cloud provider abstraction (IaaS/PaaS)

Benefits

Efficient use of resources

Flexibility

Finances