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Roles and Boundaries

The upcoming sections cover introductory topic areas pertaining to the fundamental models used to categorize and define clouds and their most common service offerings, along with definitions of organizational roles and the specific set of characteristics that collectively distinguish a cloud.

Organizations and humans can assume different types of pre-defi ned roles depending on how they relate to and/or interact with a cloud and its hosted IT resources. Each of the upcoming roles participates and carries out responsibilities in relation to cloud-based activity. The following sections defi ne these roles and identify their main interactions.

This section covers the following topics: