Cloud Classification

[Disclaimer: This page has not been updated for quite some time…]

High-level layered model

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3 Layers

Cloud Computing: 3 Layers

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Cloud apps & services classification

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Morphological Analysis of Cloud Applications and Services

Morphological Analysis of Cloud Applications and Services

Examples:

NY Times TimesMachine, JungleDisk, iLike Facebook Application

Infrastructure

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Infrastructure as a Service

Infrastructure as a Service

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Platforms

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Platform as a Service

Platform as a Service

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Apps & services

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Cloud Applications and Services

Cloud Applications and Services

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API

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Cloud APIs

Cloud APIs

Suggestions?

I want to improve and extend my diagrams and find a more proper categorization of cloud vendors and services that sit on top of the cloud. What are your ideas and comments on this one?

(A very good and comprehensive list of cloud vendors can be found on John Willis’ blog)

Update: July 13, 2008

5 Responses to “Cloud Classification”

  1. The Burgeoning Openly Owned Web » links for 2008-07-22 Says:

    […] Cloud Classification « Cloudy Times Some very useful illustrations from Markus on cloud computing structures (tags: architecture cloud sla@soi) […]

  2. Sam Johnston Says:

    Hi Markus,

    It seems we have somewhat different views on what Cloud Computing’s all about, but there’s some common themes. I’ve spent a few days trying to come up with some sort of a consensus definition and this is what I ended up with:

    “Cloud Computing is the realisation of Internet (‘Cloud’) based development and use of computer technology (‘Computing’) delivered by an ecosystem of providers.”

    There’s a 2,000 word explanation in the post (linked).

    Sam

  3. Ryan McDermott Says:

    Hi Markus,

    I really like using the onion as a representation of the varying levels of cloud computing. It takes what is such a complex layering of products and services and simplifies it. I noticed that in your IaaS diagram you included quite a few of the vendors but did not list Terremark. I would encourage you to take a look at the enterprise cloud offering, which you can see at http://www.theenterprisecloud.com. Terremark has built a platform that is already being used by enterprise clients.

    Sincerely,
    Ryan McDermott

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  5. ankara nakliyat Says:

    tahkyou

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