TV Technology: Learning to Spot a Cloud

Explore the critical elements of a “cloud” and the various service models available

“What is the cloud, really?”—That’s precisely the question that Diversified CTO and industry author, Karl Paulsen, addresses in his recent TV Technology article.

To be considered a “cloud,” there are 5 essential characteristics that must be included, according to the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST): On-Demand Services, Broad Network Access, Resource Pooling, Rapid Elasticity and Measured Service.

Learn more about each of these characteristics as well as the different cloud service and deployment models available to better understand which model best fits your needs.

Technology weather forecasts confirm that the “cloud” is here to stay, enabling new applications for a digital future.

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