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

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.

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SEI

Strowd, Harrison; & Lewis, Grace. T-Check in System-of-Systems Technologies: Cloud Computing (CMU/SEI-2010-TN-009). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2010. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9317

IEEE

Strowd. Harrison, and Lewis. Grace, "T-Check in System-of-Systems Technologies: Cloud Computing," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2010-TN-009, 2010. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9317

APA

Strowd, Harrison., & Lewis, Grace. (2010). T-Check in System-of-Systems Technologies: Cloud Computing (CMU/SEI-2010-TN-009). Retrieved October 20, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9317

CHI

Harrison Strowd, & Grace Lewis. T-Check in System-of-Systems Technologies: Cloud Computing (CMU/SEI-2010-TN-009). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2010. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9317

MLA

Strowd, Harrison., & Lewis, Grace. 2010. T-Check in System-of-Systems Technologies: Cloud Computing (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2010-TN-009). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9317