Cloud Computing Agreements: Drafting and Negotiating Effective Agreements


Cloud computing involves accessing a provider's software and infrastructure remotely and often includes storing the customer's data with that provider. To that end, cloud computing agreements have some similarity to traditional software licensing agreements, but often have more in common with hosting or application service provider agreements. As such, the most critical issues and concerns that arise with hosting, application service provider (ASP), software as a service (SaaS), and similar agreements are equally applicable to cloud computing agreements.