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This Practice Note introduces cloud computing concepts and describes key principles underpinning the cloud market in the UK. It covers the following:
History of cloud
What is cloud?
Software as a service (SaaS)
Platform as a service (PaaS)
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
Benefits and risks
Relationship to outsourcing
Detailed guidance on the legal issues relevant to cloud are set out in Practice Note: Cloud computing—key legal issues, together with an analysis of typical contractual terms and negotiating positions.
Practice Note: Getting the Deal Through: Cloud Computing 2019
Precedent: Software as a service (SaaS) agreement—pro-customer
the pro-supplier Precedent suite:
Software as a service (SaaS) agreement—master SaaS terms—pro-supplier
Software as a service (SaaS) agreement—order form—pro-supplier
Software as a service (SaaS) agreement—data protection addendum—pro-supplier
Software as a service (SaaS) agreement—acceptable use policy—pro-supplier
Precedent: Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) agreement
Checklist: Cloud contracts (SaaS, PaaS and IaaS)—checklist
A glossary of the technical terms used in this note and in relation to cloud computing generally can be found below in Cloud terminology.
Cloud computing has origins in the bureau services that developed during the 1950s and 1960s. At that time, access to computing resources such as mainframe computers was expensive and a market developed in sharing access across multiple customers to infrastructure developed and maintained by
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