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federated cloud (cloud federation)

A federated cloud (also called cloud federation) is the deployment and management of multiple external and internal cloud computing services to match business needs.  A federation is the union of several smaller parts that perform a common action. 

See also: hybrid cloud

This was last updated in July 2011

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Hi Margaret,

Thanks – this is a good definition and starting point for a beginner to understand these topics.

I've just posted another intro article, this one on private cloud, that takes some of your ideas into account. I also linked to your article on private cloud here as well:

"What is Private Cloud?" - <a href="http://apprenda.com/platform/what-is-private-cloud/">http://apprenda.com/platform/what-is-private-cloud/</a>

Thanks again!
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