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A cloud operating system is

[a] computer operating system that is specially designed to run in a provider’s datacenter and be delivered to the user over the Internet or another network. Windows Azure is an example of a cloud operating system or "cloud layer" that runs on Windows Server 2008. The term is also sometimes used to refer to cloud-based client operating systems such as Google's Chrome OS.[1]
[t]hat software which runs on the physical cloud (servers, storage, and network) and by running, implements one or more Cloud Service Models. Typically installed by the Cloud Implementer and operated by the Cloud System Administrator.[2]

References Edit

  1. Cloud Computing Strategic Direction Paper, Glossary, at 42.
  2. NIST, Technical Considerations for USG Cloud Computer Deployment Decisions, Glossary, at 89 (Nov. 3, 2011) (full-text).

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