A Community Cloud can be a Private Cloud, Virtual Private Cloud, Public Cloud, or Hybrid Cloud. A Community Cloud is designed to meet the needs of a community. Such communities involve people or organization that have shared interests. This includes industrial groups, research groups, standards groups, and so on. So, a Community Cloud is not so much a type of Cloud as it is a way to look at how Clouds could be used. The data center supporting the Community Cloud could be one of the member organizations or it could be in a location separate from all member organizations.
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The Savvy Manager's Guide
Douglas K Barry is also the author of a book that explains Web Services, service-oriented architecture, and Cloud Computing in an easy-to-understand, non-technical manner.
Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing: The Savvy Manager's Guide (Second Edition)
by Douglas K Barry with David Dick
This is a guide for the savvy manager who wants to capitalize on the wave of change that is occurring with Web Services, service-oriented architecture, and—more recently—Cloud Computing. The changes wrought by these technologies will require both a basic grasp of the technologies and an effective way to deal with how these changes will affect the people who build and use the systems in our organizations. This book covers both issues. Managers at all levels of all organizations must be aware of both the changes that we are now seeing and ways to deal with issues created by those changes.