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An open source cloud computing platform that targets companies adopting a private cloud service model. It also evaluates options for private cloud solutions.
2. Amazon Elastic Computer Cloud (EC2)
A commercial Web service that allows customers to “rent” computing resources from the EC2 cloud.
Refers to the growing diversity of services available over the Internet via cloud computing as opposed to being provided locally, or on premises. It is also termed as XaaS.
4. Apache CloudStack
An open source cloud computing platform to create, deploy and manage cloud services easier. This is done by providing a myriad set of features for cloud environments.
5. Cloud Application
An application that is not installed on a local environment; rather it is in the cloud and accessed through the Internet.
6. Cloud Application Management for Platforms (CAMP)
A specification designed to ease management of applications that includes packaging and deployment across public and private cloud computing platforms.
7. Cloud Backup
Refers to backing up data to a remote, cloud-based server. As a form of cloud storage, the backup data is stored in and is accessible from multiple distributed and connected resources.
8. Cloud Backup Service Provider
Refers to an entity that manages and distributes remote, cloud-based data backup services and solutions to customers from a central headquarters.
9. Cloud Backup Solutions
Solutions that let enterprises store their data and computer files on the Internet by using a storage service provider. Otherwise stored locally on a physical hard disk.
10. Cloud Computing
A type of computing comparable to grid computing that relies on sharing computing resources rather than having local servers or personal devices to handle applications. Applying traditional supercomputing or high-performance computing power (normally used by military and research facilities) to perform tens of trillions of computations per second in consumer-oriented applications (such as financial portfolios or even to deliver personalized information, or power immersive computer games).
11. Cloud Computing Accounting Software
An entity hosted on remote servers. It provides accounting capabilities to companies through the ‘Software as a Service’ business model. Data is sent into the cloud where it is processed and returned to the user. All functions are performed in the cloud rather than a physical system.
12. Cloud Computing Reseller
A company that purchases hosting services from a cloud server host or cloud computing provider, then re-sells them to their own customers.
13. Cloud Database
A database from the cloud that is accessible to clients and is delivered to users through the Internet. Also referred to as Database-as-a-Service.
14. Cloud Enablement
The process of making available one or more of the services (cloud provider, client and application) and infrastructures to create a public cloud computing environment.
15. Cloud Management
Refers to the software and technologies designed to operate and monitor the apps and data residing in the cloud. They are tools that ensure a company’s cloud computing-based resources are working in an optimal manner.
16. Cloud Migration
The process of shifting a company’s data, apps and services from on-site premises to cloud which will be further accessible over the Internet.
17. Cloud OS
It is used instead of Platform as a Service (PaaS) and refers to an association to cloud computing.
18. Cloud Portability
The flexibility to move apps and data from one cloud provider to another between public and private cloud environments.
19. Cloud Provider
A service provider that offers customers storage or software solutions via a public network, usually the Internet.
20. Cloud Provisioning
Refers to the deployment of a company’s cloud computing strategy. It filters apps and services that will reside in the public cloud and the private cloud.
21. Cloud Server Hosting
An on-demand hosting service that makes data available to customers through the Internet. Services are provided by multiple connected servers that comprise a cloud.
22. Cloud Storage
Means “the storage of data online in the cloud,”. Here, a company’s data is stored and is accessible from multiple distributed and connected resources.
23. Cloud Testing
Load and performance testing conducted on the apps and services provided via cloud computing to ensure optimal performance, scalability under a great number of conditions.
A form of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) in which the VDI is outsourced and handled by a third party.
25. Enterprise Application
A term used to categorize software that is used by a business to solve enterprise problems. Usually refers to a software platform that is too large and complex for individuals or small businesses to use.