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

Technical Note
The purpose of this report is to examine a set of claims about cloud computing adoption.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2010-TN-009
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6584606.v1

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 application's 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 and/or 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.

Cite This Technical Note

Strowd, H., & Lewis, G. (2010, September 1). T-Check in System-of-Systems Technologies: Cloud Computing. (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2010-TN-009). Retrieved February 23, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6584606.v1.

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Strowd, Harrison, and Grace Lewis. "T-Check in System-of-Systems Technologies: Cloud Computing." (CMU/SEI-2010-TN-009). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, September 1, 2010. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6584606.v1.

H. Strowd, and G. Lewis, "T-Check in System-of-Systems Technologies: Cloud Computing," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2010-TN-009, 1-Sep-2010 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6584606.v1. [Accessed: 23-Feb-2024].

Strowd, Harrison, and Grace Lewis. "T-Check in System-of-Systems Technologies: Cloud Computing." (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2010-TN-009). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Sep. 2010. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6584606.v1. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Strowd, Harrison; & Lewis, Grace. T-Check in System-of-Systems Technologies: Cloud Computing. CMU/SEI-2010-TN-009. Software Engineering Institute. 2010. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6584606.v1