Cloud computing Definitions

  • I

    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 form of cloud computing that provides virtualized computing resources over the internet.

  • M

    MapReduce

    MapReduce is a software framework that allows developers to write programs that process massive amounts of unstructured data in parallel across a distributed cluster of processors or stand-alone computers.

  • 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.

  • Microsoft Azure Data Lake

    Microsoft Azure Data Lake is a highly scalable data storage and analytics service hosted in Azure, Microsoft's public cloud. The service is largely intended for big data storage and analysis.

  • Microsoft Azure Functions

    Azure Functions is the serverless computing service hosted on the Microsoft Azure public cloud.

  • Microsoft Azure Marketplace

    Microsoft Azure Marketplace is an online store that provides tools and applications that are compatible with the Azure public cloud.

  • Microsoft Azure Security Center

    Microsoft Azure Security Center is a set of tools and services for securing virtual machines that run on the Azure public cloud. With Azure Security Center, an IT team can establish security policies, set up alerts and receive recommendations for addressing potential Azure security threats.

  • Microsoft Azure VM Scale Sets

    A Microsoft Azure VM Scale Set is a group of individual virtual machines (VMs) within the Microsoft Azure public cloud that IT administrators can configure and manage as a single unit. They are best suited for large-scale computing services, such as big data processing.

  • MuleSoft

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

  • multi-cloud strategy

    A multi-cloud strategy refers to the use of two or more cloud computing services.

  • multi-tenant cloud

    A multi-tenant cloud is a cloud computing architecture that allows customers to share computing resources in a public or private cloud. Each tenant's data is isolated and remains invisible to other tenants.

  • N

    noisy neighbor (cloud computing performance)

    Noisy neighbor is a phrase used to describe a cloud computing infrastructure co-tenant that monopolizes bandwidth, disk I/O, CPU and other resources, and can negatively affect other users' cloud performance.

  • O

    OpenStack

    OpenStack is an open source infrastructure as a service (IaaS) initiative for creating and managing large groups of virtual private servers in a cloud computing environment.

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