Cloud computing Definitions

  • C

    cloud management

    Cloud management is the exercise of administrative control over public, private and hybrid clouds. A well-implemented cloud management strategy enables users to maintain control over these dynamic and scalable cloud computing environments.

  • cloud sprawl

    Cloud sprawl is the uncontrolled proliferation of cloud instances, services or providers that are used by an enterprise. It is typically caused when an organization lacks visibility into and control over its cloud computing environment.

  • cloud-in-a-can (cloud in a box)

    A cloud-in-a-can, also called a cloud in a box, is a marketing term used to describe a turnkey product for private cloud deployments.

  • Cloudability

    Cloudability is a vendor that provides financial management tools for monitoring and analyzing the cost of cloud computing.

  • CloudAV

    CloudAV is a program that combines multiple antivirus applications and scans user files over a network of servers. The program was developed at the University of Michigan.

  • CloudBees

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

  • cloudlet

    A cloudlet is a small-scale data center or cluster of computers designed to quickly provide cloud computing services to mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets and wearable devices, within close geographical proximity.

  • CloudVelox

    CloudVelox is a software provider that offers migration and disaster recovery tools for cloud computing environments, including Amazon Web Services (AWS). CloudVelox's software is intended to minimize the manual processes typically required to migrate applications and data to the public cloud.

  • Cloudyn

    Cloudyn is a software as a service (SaaS) provider that offers cloud management and monitoring tools for various cloud computing environments.

  • CoreOS Linux

    CoreOS Linux is an open source operating system (OS) that provides the functionality required to deploy and manage applications within software containers.

  • D

    data residency

    Data residency is a concept that refers to the physical location of information, as well as the local regulations imposed on that information based on where it resides.

  • DigitalOcean

    DigitalOcean is an Infrastructure as a Service provider for software developers.

  • dynamic infrastructure

    Dynamic infrastructure refers to a collection of data center resources, such as compute, networking and storage, that can automatically provision and adjust itself as workload demands change.

  • E

    Engine Yard

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

  • European Cloud Computing Strategy (ECCS)

    The European Cloud Computing Strategy (ECCS) is an initiative established by the European Commission to promote the adoption of cloud computing services.

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