Cloud applications Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing cloud applications and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

  • 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.

  • private PaaS (private platform as a service)

    Private PaaS (private platform as a service) provides greater security, compliance and governance controls for developers.

  • R

    Racemi

    Racemi is a data center software vendor that specializes in cloud provisioning and cloud migration products. Racemi’s products enable physical-to-cloud (P2C), cloud-to-physical (C2P) and cloud-to-cloud (C2C) migration.

  • 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. 

  • SnapLogic

    SnapLogic is a software company that offers cloud integration products to allow customers to connect cloud-based data and applications with on-premise business systems.

  • SuccessFactors

    SuccessFactors is a cloud-based human resources information system (HRIS) system from SAP.

  • 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.

  • turnkey cloud

    A turnkey cloud is a product that includes pre-tested and certified packages of software and/or hardware and storage that a cloud provider or enterprise can deploy quickly.

  • 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.   

  • 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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