Everyone has heard of the Cloud, but who really knows what it means? For several years now, the famous cloud has been everywhere yet elusive. And for good reason: all the definitions of the Cloud that you can find in books, newspapers or online are either incomplete or obsolete – often both at once. We won’t even try to define it ourselves, for we know all too well that any definition will only be temporary.
Nevertheless, we can, without fear of programmed editorial obsolescence, single out one characteristic and nine essential attributes to verify if a service claiming to be from the Cloud is genuine.
Taken together, this characteristic, these attributes and the interactions between them allow us to define our ten commandments of the Cloud.