Platform as a Service and cloud computing Definitions

  • C

    cloud computing

    Cloud computing is a general term for the delivery of hosted services over the internet.

  • Cloud Foundry

    Cloud Foundry is an open source cloud platform as a service (PaaS) on which developers can build, deploy, run and scale applications on public and private cloud models.

  • CloudBees

    CloudBees is a former platform as a service cloud provider that now focuses on open source continuous integration.

  • E

    Engine Yard

    Engine Yard is a platform as a service (PaaS) provider that automates, configures and deploys applications in the cloud.

  • I

    IBM Bluemix

    IBM Bluemix is a cloud computing platform from IBM that offers both platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS).

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

    Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a type of cloud computing in which a third-party provider hosts virtualized computing resources over the Internet.

  • M

    Microsoft Azure (Windows Azure)

    Microsoft Azure continues to improve as it seeks to take the number one spot for cloud provider away from Amazon Web Services.

  • MuleSoft

    MuleSoft is an integration platform provider that connects SaaS and legacy applications both on-premises and in the cloud with its Anypoint Platform.

  • P

    Platform as a Service (PaaS)

    Platform as a service is a cloud model in which providers deliver apps over the Internet and host users' hardware and software on their infrastructure.

  • S

    SPI model (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS)

    SPI is an acronym for the most common cloud computing service models, Software as a Service, Platform as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service.

  • W

    Windows Azure Fabric Controller (FC)

    The Azure Fabric Controller (FC) is the part of the Windows Azure platform that monitors and manages virtual and physical servers and coordinates resources for software applications.

  • X

    XaaS (anything as a service)

    XaaS is a collective term that stands for a number of things including X as a service, anything as a service or everything as a service. The acronym refers to any of an increasing number of services provided over the Internet that have been traditionally provided locally.

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