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English to Chinese: Four Types of Cloud Computing Define a Spectrum of Cloud Value General field: Tech/Engineering Detailed field: IT (Information Technology)
Source text - English Cloud computing represents one of the most misunderstood, yet valuable, innovations in current IT and business strategies. However, the value of cloud computing is reduced by the inability of many end-user organizations and managed service cloud providers to sort through technology provider cloud options to find the correct mix of cloud and cloud-related capabilities that they need. In an effort to cut through the confusion, and to provide clarity about what types of cloud offerings and intentions are in play, we introduce the Cloud Spectrum — a model for examining appropriate value derived from different types of cloud delivery.
Cloud and cloud-related models can range from cloud-enabling technologies and hosting options that are inspired by the cloud model, to pure cloud offerings and new solutions built on top of cloud delivery . This, in essence, represents a spectrum of capabilities intended to support related, but different, value propositions.
Misunderstandings arise because prospective consumers and providers of cloud services both make claims about their capabilities, which are often not in line with the true attributes, goals or realities of the cloud computing style. This is sometimes dismissed as an outcome of vague cloud definitions. Additionally, many report revenues that are combinations of cloud types, confusing the market. For example, some providers (such as Oracle) report PaaS and SaaS together. In actuality, this is most often done as a way to take advantage of cloud hype while not actually adopting an overly purist cloud strategy. This leads to deliberate obfuscation of cloud definitions for ulterior reasons ranging from "wanting to fit in" to full-on cloudwashing.
Translation - Chinese 云计算代表了现代IT和商业战略中最被误解、也是最有价值最具创新的技术之一。然而，用户和云托管服务商往往无法清晰的理解和选择适合自己业务的云技术及相关的云功能。本报告描述了“云波谱”的概念，一个用来衡量不同云产品价值的模型，为客户减少困惑并提供一个对各类云产品的清晰的概念。
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