A break in the clouds: towards a cloud definition

  title={A break in the clouds: towards a cloud definition},
  author={Luis Miguel Vaquero Gonzalez and Luis Rodero-Merino and Juan C{\'a}ceres and Maik A. Lindner},
  journal={Computer Communication Review},
This paper discusses the concept of Cloud Computing to achieve a complete definition of what a Cloud is, using the main characteristics typically associated with this paradigm in the literature. More than 20 definitions have been studied allowing for the extraction of a consensus definition as well as a minimum definition containing the essential characteristics. This paper pays much attention to the Grid paradigm, as it is often confused with Cloud technologies. We also describe the… CONTINUE READING
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