If you are a user of cloud platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) you have probably noticed the mentions of availability that include a lot of nines (9s). Generally these are 99.xx (ninety-nine point something), and the more nines after the ninety-nine point means more availability but to what level? If the service was available … Continue reading What’s With All The Nines? (Availability)
NIST: Definitions Of Cloud Computing
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and in September 2011 NIST published a definition of Cloud Computing. The full definition / document (SP 800-145) can be read via the NIST webpage: https://csrc.nist.gov/publications/detail/sp/800-145/final , however I am going to summarise parts of the document. Five … Continue reading NIST: Definitions Of Cloud Computing
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