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My definition of a Cloud service

December 10, 2008 | Tony Bain

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There has been some debate on a few sites the last couple of days about what a cloud service actually is. 

My definition is as follows:

  • Infrastructure is abstracted (from applications and users)
  • Scalability is unlimited (near linear scale out)
  • Environment is multi tenant, but provides isolation