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ADVERTISING-BASED PRICING MODEL  look up translate image
A pricing model whereby services are offered to customers at low or no cost, with the service provider being compensated by advertisers whose ads are delivered to the consumer along with the service.
AMAZON EC2  look up translate image
Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud Web service, which provides resizable computing capacity in the cloud so developers can enjoy great scalability for building applications.
AMAZON S3  look up translate image
Amazon Simple Storage Services Amazon's cloud storage service.
APPLICATION DOMAIN  look up translate image
Applications that share a common structure or implement similar functionality are often referred to as belonging to the same "application domain."
BILLING AND SERVICE USAGE METERING  look up translate image
You can be billed for resources as you use them. This pay-as-you-go model means usage is metered and you pay only for what you consume.
BROADBAND  look up translate image
You'll need this to access the cloud in the first place. As cloud applications get more complex, broadband quality will need to be increased.
CDN (CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK)  look up translate image
A system consisting of multiple computers that contain copies of data, which are located in different places on the network so clients can access the copy closest to them.
CLOUD  look up translate image
A metaphor for a global network, first used in reference to the telephone network and now commonly used to represent the Internet. A metaphor for a global network, first used in reference to the telephone network and now commonly used to represent the internet.
CLOUD APP  look up translate image
A software application that sits on the internet, not on a local PC. Short for cloud application, cloud app is the phrase used to describe a software application that is never installed on a local computer. Instead, it is accessed via the Internet.
CLOUD APPLICATION  look up translate image
a software application that is never installed on a local machine it's always accessed over the Internet. The "top" layer of the Cloud Pyramid where "applications" are run and interacted with via a web-browser. Cloud Applications are tightly controlled, leaving little room for modification. Examples include: Gmail or SalesForce.com. The "top" layer of the Cloud Pyramid where "applications" are run and interacted with via a web-browser. Cloud Applications are tightly controlled, leaving little room for modification. Examples include: Gmail or SalesForce.com.
CLOUD ARCS  look up translate image
short for cloud architectures. Designs for software applications that can be accessed and used over the Internet. (Cloud-chitecture is just too hard to pronounce.)
CLOUD AS A SERVICE (CAAS)  look up translate image
a cloud computing service that has been opened up into a platform that others can build upon.
CLOUD BRIDGE  look up translate image
running an application in such a way that its components are integrated within multiple cloud environments (which could be any combination of internal/private and external/public clouds).
CLOUD BROKER  look up translate image
An entity that creates and maintains relationships with multiple cloud service providers. It acts as a liaison between cloud services customers and cloud service providers, selecting the best provider for each customer and monitoring the services.
CLOUD CENTER  look up translate image
A datacenter in the "cloud" utilizing standards-based virtualized components as a datacenter-like infrastructure
CLOUD CENTRE  look up translate image
A large internet company, such as Amazon.com or Google, that provides firms with infrastructure via the web.
CLOUD CLIENT  look up translate image
computing device for cloud computing. Updated version of thin client.
CLOUD COMPUTING  look up translate image
A computing capability that provides an abstraction between the computing resource and its underlying technical architecture (e.g., servers, storage, networks), enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction." This definition states that clouds have five essential characteristics: on-demand self-service, broad network access, resource pooling,...(more)
CLOUD COMPUTING RESELLER  look up translate image
A company that purchases hosting services from a cloud server hosting or cloud computing provider and then re-sells them to its own customers.
CLOUD ENABLEMENT  look up translate image
The process of making available one or more of the following services and infrastructures to create a public cloud computing environment: cloud provider, client and application.
CLOUD ENABLER  look up translate image
A general term that refers to organizations (typically vendors) who are not cloud providers per se, but make available technology, such as cloudware, that enables cloud computing. Vendor that provides technology or service that enables a client or other vendor to take advantage of cloud computing.
CLOUD ENVY  look up translate image
used to describe a vendor who jumps on the cloud computing bandwagon by rebranding existing services.
CLOUD GOVERNANCE AND COMPLIANCE  look up translate image
Governance defines who's responsible for what and the policies and procedures that your people or groups need to follow. Cloud governance requires governing your own infrastructure as well as infrastructure that you don't totally control. Cloud governance has two key components: understanding compliance and risk and business performance goals.
CLOUD HOSTING  look up translate image
A type of internet hosting where the client leases virtualized, dynamically scalable infrastructure on an as-needed basis. Users frequently have the choice of operating system and other infrastructure components. Typically cloud hosting is self-service, billed hourly or monthly, and controlled via a web interface or API.

A type of internet hosting where the client leases virtualized, dynamically scalable infrastructure on an as-needed basis. Users frequently have the choice of operating system...(more)
CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE  look up translate image
The "bottom" layeror foundationof the Cloud Pyramid is the delivery of computer infrastructure through paravirtualization. This includes servers, networks and other hardware appliances delivered as either Infrastructure Web Services or "cloudcenters". Full control of the infrastructure is provided at this level. Examples include GoGrid or Amazon Web Services.

The "bottom" layer--or foundation--of the Cloud Pyramid is the delivery of computer infrastructure through paravirtualization. This...(more)
CLOUD MANAGEABILITY  look up translate image
You need a consistent view across both on-premises and cloud-based environments. This includes managing the assets provisioning as well as the quality of service (QOS) you're receiving from your service provider.
CLOUD MANAGEMENT  look up translate image
Software and technologies designed for operating and monitoring the applications, data and services residing in the cloud. Cloud management tools help ensure a company's cloud computing-based resources are working optimally and properly interacting with users and other services.
CLOUD MIGRATION  look up translate image
The process of transitioning all or part of a company's data, applications and services from on-site premises behind the firewall to the cloud, where the information can be provided over the Internet on an on-demand basis.
CLOUD OPERATING SYSTEM  look up translate image
A computer operating system that is specially designed to run in a provider's datacenter and be delivered to the user over the Internet or another network. Windows Azure is an example of a cloud operating system or "cloud layer" that runs on Windows Server 2008. The term is also sometimes used to refer to cloud-based client operating systems such as Google's Chrome OS.
CLOUD OS  look up translate image
also known as platform-as-a-service (PaaS). Think Google Chrome. A phrase frequently used in place of Platform as a Service (PaaS) to denote an association to cloud computing.
CLOUD PLATFORM  look up translate image
The "middle" layer of the Cloud Pyramid which provides a computing platform or framework (e.g., .NET, Ruby on Rails, or Python) as a service or stack. Control is limited to that of the platform or framework, but not at a lower level (server infrastructure). Examples include: Google AppEngine or Microsoft Azure.

The "middle" layer of the Cloud Pyramid which provides a computing platform or framework (e.g., .NET, Ruby on Rails, or Python) as a service or stack. Control is limited to that of the...(more)
CLOUD PORTABILITY  look up translate image
The ability to move applications (and often their associated data) across cloud computing environments from different cloud providers, as well as across private or internal cloud and public or external clouds.
CLOUD PROVIDER  look up translate image
A company that provides cloud-based platform, infrastructure, application, or storage services to other organizations and/or individuals, usually for a fee. A service provider who offers customers storage or software solutions available via a public network, usually the Internet.
CLOUD PROVIDERS  look up translate image
Computing service providers whose product/platform is based on virtualization of computing resources and a utiliy-based payment model. Computing service providers whose product/platform is based on virtualization of computing resources and a utiliy-based payment model.
CLOUD PROVISIONING  look up translate image
The deployment of a companys cloud computing strategy, which typically first involves selecting which applications and services will reside in the public cloud and which will remain on site behind the firewall or in the private cloud. Cloud provisioning also entails developing the processes for interfacing with the clouds applications and services as well as auditing and monitoring who accesses and utilizes the resources.
CLOUD PYRAMID  look up translate image
A visual representation of Cloud Computing layers where differing segments are broken out by functionality. Simplified version includes: Infrastructure, Platform and Application layers. A visual representation of Cloud Computing layers where differing segments are broken out by functionality. Simplified version includes: Infrastructure, Platform and Application layers.
CLOUD SECURITY  look up translate image
The same security principles that apply to on-site computing apply to cloud computing security.
CLOUD SERVER HOSTING  look up translate image
Cloud server hosting is a type of hosting in which hosting services are made available to customers on demand via the Internet. Rather than being provided by a single server or virtual server, cloud server hosting services are provided by multiple connected servers that comprise a cloud.
CLOUD SERVERS  look up translate image
Virtualized servers running Windows or Linux operating systems that are instantiated via a web interface or API. Cloud Servers behave in the same manner as physical ones and can be controlled at an administrator or root level, depending on the server type and Cloud Hosting provider. Virtualized servers running Windows or Linux operating systems that are instantiated via a web interface or API. Cloud Servers behave in the same manner as physical ones and can be controlled at an administrator or root level, depending on the server type and Cloud Hosting provider.
CLOUD SERVICE  look up translate image
The delivery of software, infrastructure, or storage that has been packaged so it can be automated and delivered to customers in a consistent and repeatable manner. The delivery of software, infrastructure or storage that has been packaged, automated and delivered online.
CLOUD SERVICE ARCHITECTURE (CSA)  look up translate image
A term coined by Jeff Barr, chief evangelist at Amazon Web Services. The term describes an architecture in which applications and application components act as services on the cloud, which serve other applications within the same cloud environment.
CLOUD SOURCING  look up translate image
outsourcing storage or taking advantage of some other type of cloud service. Replacing traditional IT services with cloud services.
CLOUD STANDARDS  look up translate image
A standard is an agreed-upon approach for doing something. Cloud standards ensure interoperability, so you can take tools, applications, virtual images, and more, and use them in another cloud environment without having to do any rework. Portability lets you take one application or instance running on one vendor's implementation and deploy it on another vendor's implementation.
CLOUD STORAGE  look up translate image
A service that allows customers to save data by transferring it over the Internet or another network to an offsite storage system maintained by a third party. Cloud storage means "the storage of data online in the cloud," wherein a company's data is stored in and accessible from multiple distributed and connected resources that comprise a cloud.
CLOUD STORM  look up translate image
connecting multiple cloud computing environments. Also called cloud network.
CLOUD-ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE (COA)  look up translate image
A term coined by Jeff Barr at Amazon Web Services to describe an architecture where applications act as services in the cloud and serve other applications in the cloud environment. An architecture for IT infrastructure and software applications that is optimized for use in cloud computing environments. The term is not yet in wide use, and as is the case for the term "cloud computing" itself, there is no common or generally accepted definition or specific description of a cloud-oriented architecture.
CLOUDBURST  look up translate image
what happens when your cloud has an outage or security breach and your data is unavailable. The term cloudburst is being use in two meanings, negative and positive: NEGATIVE: The failure of a cloud computing environment due to the inability to handle a spike in demand. POSITIVE: The dynamic deployment of a software application that runs on internal organizational compute resources to a public cloud to address a spike in demand.
CLOUDBURST (NEGATIVE)  look up translate image
The failure of a cloud computing environment due to the inability to handle a spike in demand.
CLOUDBURST (POSITIVE)  look up translate image
The dynamic deployment of a software application that runs on internal organizational compute resources to a public cloud to address a spike in demand.
CLOUDCENTER  look up translate image
A datacenter in the "cloud" utilizing standards-based virtualized components as a datacenter-like infrastructure; example: a large company, such as Amazon, that rents its infrastructure.
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