Cloud Computing Governance Framework – Definitions
For the purposes of this Snapshot, the following terms and definitions apply. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary should be referenced for terms not defined in this section.
A paradigm for enabling network access to a scalable and elastic pool of shareable physical or virtual resources with self-service provisioning and administration on-demand. See ISO/IEC 17788:2014.
A view of IT governance focused on accountability, defining decision rights and balancing benefit or value, risk, and resources in an environment embracing cloud computing.
One or more capabilities offered via cloud computing invoked using a defined interface. See ISO/IEC 17788:2014.
A process used by an organization to realize governance intentions. (See also Governing Process in the SOA Governance Framework.)
A process that is controlled, monitored, measured, or otherwise governed by a governance process. (See also Governed Process in the SOA Governance Framework.)
A pair of processes, one of which is a governance process and the other of which is a process that is governed by the governance process.
A virtual catalog of services available to cloud service consumers.