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Mark Lewis

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Monday 18 November 2019


It took from November 2009 to September 2011 and 15 drafts for the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to produce its final definition of cloud computing. (For the short story of that journey, see www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2011/10/final-version-nist-cloud-computing-definition-published, and for the final version of the definition, see The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing, Recommendations of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Peter Mell and Timothy Grance, Special Publication 800-145 http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/Legacy/SP/nistspecialpublication800-145.pdf.) It was worth the wait, because in practice the NIST definition remains the definitive universal statement of what cloud computing is.

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