# NIST SP 800-146: Cloud Computing Synopsis and Recommendations

# Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Initialisms

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NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
SP Special Publication

# Overview

NIST SP 800-146 reprises the NIST-established definition of cloud computing, describes cloud computing benefits and open issues, presents an overview of major classes of cloud technology, and provides guidelines and recommendations on how organizations should consider the relative opportunities and risks of cloud computing.

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