Architecture and platforms Definitions

  • A

    autoscaling

    Auto-scaling, also spelled autoscaling, is a cloud computing service feature that automatically adds or removes compute resources depending upon actual usage.

  • C

    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 migration

    Cloud migration is the process of moving data, applications or other business elements from an organization's onsite computers to the cloud, or moving them from one cloud environment to another.

  • 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.

  • D

    data portability

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

  • 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).

  • K

    Kapow

    Kapow is a company that provides an API (application program interface) called Katalyst to migrate digital content in the cloud between diverse applications or databases.

  • M

    mobile cloud

    The mobile cloud is Internet-based data, applications and related services accessed through smartphones, laptop computers, tablets and other portable devices.

  • V

    virtual private cloud

    A virtual private cloud (VPC) is the logical division of a public cloud service provider's multi-tenant architecture to support private cloud computing in a public cloud environment.   

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