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Cloud Computing by Mind Map: Cloud Computing
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Cloud Computing


Economic crisis (reluctance to invest)

Increased demand for mobililty

Increased demand for agility

CapEx to OpEx

Capital Expenditure to Operational Expenditure


Service types

IaaS, Amazon EC2, Rackspace

PaaS, Application (aPaaS),, Enabling (ePaaS), Microsoft Azure, Google App engine

SaaS, CRM, SalesForce, Office, Office 365, Google Docs, E-mail, Gmail, Etc..

Ownership types




Compute types

Fabric, Google App engine

Instance, Amazon EC2

Related topics


Grid computing

Mobile computing

Ubiquitous access

Utility computing

Data center

Information security

Information architecture

(Cloud) API's


Compliance & Regulations


Security & Privacy

Vendor lock-in

Quality of Service / Reliability

Cloud provider

(Public) connections, Bandwidth, Speed, Uptime

In-house systems

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


Data portability

Being able to get a copy of all data

Being able to delete all data

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.

Managing 'scale down' just as good as 'scale up'

Cloud provider abstraction (IaaS/PaaS)


Efficient use of resources

Energy saving, Less hardware idletime, More efficient cooling in data centers


Virtually unlimited storage

Virtually unlimited computing power

Increased mobility

Handle usage peaks more easily


Reduce costs / capital expenditure

Pay per use