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Cloud is one of the major IT trends today, and it is transforming the way businesses everywhere approach building IT solutions. Rather than hiring technical staff to build data centers and configure servers, businesses are outsourcing these functions "to the cloud" and simply procuring applications, platforms, and computing capacity from mega-providers who operate them for hundreds or even thousands of other customers. Cloud enables new levels of business agility by giving a small startup access to computing and application capabilities that would have been described as "supercomputing" only a few years ago.
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National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-145, Peter Mell and Timothy Grance, September 2011.
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