The 5 essential characteristics of cloud computing are as under-
- Rapid Elasticity- The computing services have advanced IT resources. These resources can quickly scale out and in or as required by the user.
- Broad network access- Generally, the computing system is better than the heterogeneous devices and standard network access.
- On-demand self-service- In cloud computing, the users can easily monitor the resources and manage them whenever required.
- Measured service- To maintain the monitoring billing and effective use of the resources, cloud computing offers a measured service wherein the resource utilization is tracked for every occupant and application.
- Resource pooling- In cloud computing, the service is provided to multiple users from a standard physical resource.