Cloud development Definitions

  • C

    cloud application

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

  • cloud IDE

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

  • 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.

  • I

    iPaaS (integration platform as a service)

    Integration platform as a service (iPaaS) is a set of cloud-based tools that enables software engineers to deploy, manage, govern and integrate applications and services. iPaaS is also referred to as cloud-based integration.

  • N

    NoOps

    NoOps (no operations) is the concept that an IT environment can become so automated and abstracted from the underlying infrastructure that there is no need for a dedicated team to manage software in-house. 

  • O

    OASIS Cloud Application Management for Platforms (CAMP)

    OASIS Cloud Application Management for Platforms (CAMP) is a specification intended to foster interoperability between cloud environments and to simplify the management of cloud applications.

  • open virtualization format

    Open Virtualization Format (OVF) is an open-source standard for packaging and distributing software and applications for virtual machines (VM).

  • P

    portable app

    A portable application (portable app) is a software product designed to be easily moved from one computing environment to another.

  • R

    Red Hat OpenShift

    Red Hat OpenShift is a multifaceted, open source container application platform from Red Hat Inc. for the development, deployment and management of applications.

  • S

    single-tenancy

    Single-tenancy is an architecture in which a single instance of a software application and supporting infrastructure serves one customer.  In the software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model, a customer is called a tenant. 

  • T

    Testing as a Service (TaaS)

    Testing as a Service (TaaS) is an outsourcing model in which testing activities associated with some of an organization’s business activities are performed by a service provider rather than employees.

  • W

    Web app development

    Web app development is the creation of application programs that reside on remote servers and are delivered to the user’s device over the Internet.

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