C - Definitions

  • C

    CipherCloud

    CipherCloud is a vendor that provides a cloud access security broker (CASB) platform, along with a number of security services, aimed at helping organizations secure their cloud-based applications.

  • cloud application

    A cloud application, or cloud app, is a software program where cloud-based and local components work together.

  • cloud application performance management (CAPM)

    Cloud application performance management (CAPM or cloud APM) is the process of monitoring resources that support application program performance in private and hybrid cloud environments.

  • cloud architect

    A cloud architect is an IT professional who is responsible for overseeing a company's cloud computing strategy.

  • cloud automation

    Cloud automation is a broad term that refers to the processes and tools an organization uses to reduce the manual efforts associated with provisioning and managing cloud computing workloads.

  • cloud browser

    A cloud browser is a cloud-based combination of a web browser application with a virtualized container that implements the concept of remote browser isolation.

  • cloud bursting

    Cloud bursting is an application deployment model in which an application normally runs in a private cloud or local data center but can also run in a public cloud when the demand for computing capacity spikes.

  • cloud cartography

    Cloud cartography is a scheme for pinpointing the physical locations of Web servers hosted on a third-party cloud computing service. The goal of cloud cartography is to map the service provider's infrastructure in order to identify where a particular virtual machine (VM) is likely to reside.

  • cloud collaboration

    Cloud collaboration is a system of communication that enables employees to work together on a project that is hosted in the cloud, can be accessed at any time and can be edited by multiple users at once.

  • cloud computing

    Cloud computing is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the internet.

  • Cloud Cruiser

    Cloud Cruiser is a vendor that offers cost-analtyics software for hybrid cloud and multi-cloud computing environments. The software helps customers monitor and control how much money they are spending on cloud deployments across heterogeneous IT environments.

  • cloud database

    A cloud database is a collection of informational content, either structured or unstructured, that resides on a private, public or hybrid cloud computing infrastructure platform.

  • cloud engineer

    A cloud engineer is an IT professional responsible for any technological duties associated with cloud computing, including design, planning, management, maintenance and support.

  • 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.

  • cloud IDE

    A cloud IDE is a web-based integrated development platform (IDE) that is accessed through a browser.

  • Cloud Industry Forum

    The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) is a cloud computing organization in the United Kingdom (UK) that seeks to promote transparency and security in cloud deployments by creating a Code of Practice for cloud service providers.

  • cloud infrastructure

    Cloud infrastructure refers to the hardware and software -- such as servers, storage and virtualization software -- required to support cloud computing.

  • cloud integration

    Cloud integration is the act of combining different cloud-based systems into an integral whole. The term may also refer to joining cloud-based systems with on-premises systems.

  • cloud load balancing

    Cloud load balancing is the process of distributing workloads and network traffic among multiple servers or other resources in a cloud environment.

  • 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 management platform

    A cloud management platform is a suite of integrated tools that an enterprise can use to monitor and control cloud computing resources.

  • cloud OS

    Cloud OS is a marketing label used to describe a lightweight operating system (OS) intended for netbooks or tablet PCs that access Web-based applications and stored data from remote servers.

  • cloud server

    A cloud server is a hosted, and typically virtual, compute server that is accessed by users over a network.

  • cloud service migration

    Cloud service migration is the process of transitioning an organization’s data and perhaps other business elements from one cloud service provider to another.

  • cloud sourcing

    Cloud sourcing is an arrangement in which a company pays a third-party cloud hosting provider to deliver and support IT services that could be provided in-house.

  • cloud spanning

    Cloud spanning is a cloud delivery model in which an application requiring a large pool of computing resources is deployed over multiple cloud environments (private cloud, public cloud and/or hybrid cloud).

  • 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.

  • cloud-oriented architecture (COA)

    A cloud-oriented architecture (COA) is a conceptual model encompassing all elements in a cloud environment. In information technology, architecture refers to the overall structure of an information system and the interrelationships of entities that make up that system.

  • Cloudability

    Cloudability is a software vendor that provides financial management tools for monitoring and analyzing cloud computing costs.

  • 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.

  • CloudCheckr

    CloudCheckr is a vendor that provides a cloud management platform intended to give an organization more control over and visibility into its cloud computing costs, performance and security.

  • CloudHealth Technologies

    CloudHealth Technologies is a provider of hybrid cloud management software that's designed to help an organization increase its visibility into and across public and private cloud infrastructure.

  • Cloudify

    Cloudify is an open source cloud and network functions virtualization (NFV) orchestration platform.

  • 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.

  • CloudOps (cloud operations)

    Cloud operations (CloudOps) is the management, delivery and consumption of software in a computing environment where there is limited visibility into an app's underlying infrastructure.

  • CloudSwitch

    CloudSwitch is a company that makes cloud migration software. The company’s products make it easier for users to move applications and workloads securely between their business premises and the cloud.

  • 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.

  • community cloud

    A community cloud is a multi-tenant infrastructure that is shared among several organizations from a specific group with common computing concerns.

  • confidential computing

    Confidential computing is a concept that prioritizes software and hardware-based security -- specifically pertaining to data in the cloud.

  • consumption-based pricing model

    A consumption-based pricing model is a service provision and payment scheme in which the customer pays according to the resources used.

  • container registry

    A container registry is a collection of repositories made to store container images

  • What is cloud migration? An introduction to moving to the cloud

    Cloud migration is the process of moving data, applications or other business elements to a cloud computing environment.

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