Cloud computing Definitions

  • 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.

  • 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 Horizon

    OpenStack Horizon is a web-based graphical interface that cloud administrators and users can access to manage OpenStack compute, storage and networking services.

  • OpenStack Innovation Center

    The OpenStack Innovation Center is a research and development facility dedicated to the open source cloud platform OpenStack. Rackspace and Intel opened the center in September 2015.

  • 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.

  • private cloud (internal cloud or corporate cloud)

    Private cloud (also called internal cloud) is a marketing term for an enterprise computing architecture that's protected by a firewall. Promotion of the private cloud model is designed to appeal to an organization that wants more control over their data than they can get by using a third-party hosted service such as Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) or Simple Storage Service (S3). (Continued)

  • public cloud

    A public cloud is one based on the standard cloud computing model, in which a service provider makes resources, such as virtual machines (VMs), applications or storage, available to the general public over the internet.

  • R

    Rackspace Fanatical Support

    Rackspace Fanatical Support is Rackspace's customer service program, which provides support for customers using its managed hosting services and cloud platforms.

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