In this first part of a two-part series, the key cloud player roles and responsibilities in a cloud-computing environment are explored. This definition and model as outlined and described by NIST enables all stakeholders to understand their respective roles and help communicate expectations and requirements.
This white paper examines the NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture in a two-part series. The first part covers the cloud players and their roles and responsibilities. The second part focuses on the Reference Architecture components, activities, and functions.