Cloud computing Definitions

  • G

    G-cloud (government cloud)

    G-Cloud, or Government Cloud Computing, is a U.K. government program aiming for government-wide adoption of cloud computing.

  • Google Cloud Dataproc

    Google Cloud Dataproc is a managed service within the Google Cloud Platform for processing large datasets, such as those used in big data initiatives. Dataproc is built on open source platforms including Apache Hadoop, Spark and Pig. The service is primarily used by data scientists, business decision-makers and researchers.

  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

    Google Cloud Platform is a suite of public cloud computing services offered by Google.

  • Google Cloud Storage Coldline

    Google Cloud Storage Coldline is a public cloud cold storage service from Google intended for archiving and disaster recovery.

  • Google Cloud Storage Nearline

    Google Cloud Storage Nearline is a public cloud storage service from Google intended for data archiving, backup and disaster recovery.

  • Google Stackdriver

    Google Stackdriver is a tool that provides application and virtual machine monitoring services for Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services.

  • H

    Hadoop

    Hadoop is a free, Java-based programming framework that supports the processing of large data sets in a distributed computing environment. It is part of the Apache project sponsored by the Apache Software Foundation.

  • HP Helion (Hewlett-Packard Helion)

    HP Helion (Hewlett-Packard Helion) is the brand name for HP’s custom distribution of OpenStack.

  • hybrid cloud

    A hybrid cloud is a cloud computing environment in which an organization provides and manages some resources in-house and has others provided externally.

  • hybrid IT

    Hybrid IT is an approach to enterprise computing in which an organization provides and manages some information technology (IT) resources in-house but uses cloud-based services for others.

  • Hyper-V Cloud

    Hyper-V Cloud is a combination of Microsoft virtualization and virtualization management software that makes it easier for businesses to virtualize their existing server hardware assets and either consolidate them or move them to 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).

  • IBM Bluemix Local

    IBM Bluemix Local is a private version of the IBM Bluemix public cloud platform. Users deploy the IBM Bluemix Local platform on their own on-premises hardware, behind their firewall within their own data center.

  • IBM SoftLayer

    IBM SoftLayer is a public cloud computing platform that offers a range of services for compute, networking, storage, security and application development. IBM acquired SoftLayer in 2013, and the platform now competes with other public cloud providers, such as Amazon Web Services.

  • 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.

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