Accession Number:

ADA532563

Title:

T-Check in System-of-Systems Technologies: Cloud Computing

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

This technical note presents the results of applying the T-Check method in an initial investigation of cloud computing. In this report, three hypotheses are examined 1 an organization can use its existing infrastructure simultaneously with cloud resources with relative ease 2 cloud computing environments provide ways to continuously update the amount of resources allocated to an organization and 3 it is possible to move an applications resources between cloud computing providers, with varying levels of effort required. From the T-Check investigation, the first hypothesis is partially sustained and the last two hypotheses are fully sustained within the context specified for the investigation. From an engineering perspective, cloud computing is a distributed computing paradigm that focuses on providing a wide range of users with distributed access to virtualized hardware andor software infrastructure over the internet. From a business perspective, it is the availability of computing resources that are scalable and billed on a usage basis. While scalability is the primary tenet of cloud computing, a host of other advantages are advertised as being inherently obtained through cloud computing.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE