App development Definitions

  • C

    CloudBees

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

  • 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.

  • D

    data portability

    Data portability is the ability to move data among different application programs, computing environments or cloud services.

  • Dell Boomi

    Dell Boomi is a Software as a Service (SaaS) integration vendor that provides its AtomSphere technology to a host of industry giants, including Salesforce.com, NetSuite, SuccessFactors and SAP.

  • 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.

  • F

    FaaS (Framework as a Service)

    FaaS (framework as a service) is a service offering that falls somewhere between SaaS (software as a service) and PaaS (platform as a service).

  • G

    G-Cloud (Government Cloud)

    Government Cloud, also referred to as G-Cloud, is a U.K. government program to promote government-wide adoption of cloud computing.

  • Google Cloud Composer

    Cloud Composer is a managed workflow automation tool that is built on Apache Airflow. Developers use Cloud Composer to author, schedule and monitor software development pipelines across clouds and on-premise data centers. 

  • 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.

  • I

    IBM Cloud (formerly IBM Bluemix and IBM SoftLayer)

    IBM Cloud is a suite of cloud computing services from IBM that offers both platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS).

  • IBM SmartCloud

    IBM SmartCloud is a line of enterprise-class cloud computing technologies and services for building and using private, public and hybrid clouds.

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