What are the basic characteristics of cloud computing?
Since its development, cloud computing has really taken off. However, how does one actually define cloud computing. A good cloud computing will have the following basic characteristics:
- Elasticity and scalability – services can easily be scaled large or small depending on the needs of the customer or as per the resources available
- Self-service provisioning and automatic de-provisioning – where resources can be provisioned or de-provisioning as needed
- Standardized interfaces – the interfaces are all standardized
- Billing self-service based usage model – one can opt for the package that fits their needs the best