What Terms Me On, Cloud Computing Lingo?
Cloud computing is all the rage, but knowing what you’re talking about and knowing what you’re talking about are too different things. Here is a quick list of common Cloud computing terms.
Advertising-based pricing model
Low cost or no cost services. The costs are covered through ads that are sent along to the costumer.
Amazon cloud computer service
Amazon storage services
Content delivery network, multiple computers forming a large network. The network is setup so data can be shared easily across it.
This is the main one on the list, a metaphor for a large scale global network.
A person or business, that maintains relationships over multiple cloud service providers. They are the go between for the providers and the users.
Cloud operating system
Made to run and providers center for data. Example of this is Google Chrome
Cloud Oriented Architecture
Applications serve other applications inside a cloud environment
Moving applications and data between different cloud providers
Users can save data over the internet to a cloud storage provider or other third party
IT is replaced with cloud services
Multiple cloud environments all connected together
Application software that enables running and managing of systems
Linked computers working together in the form of a single computer
Consumption-based pricing model
Service provider, charges based on the amount of serviced used, not on a base fee.
End users (customers) can manage their own services and terminate them as well.
Improved products and services that unexpected change how the cloud computing market preforms.
Memory and storage that can stretch to meet demand
Third party cloud service that is either public or private
Google App Engine
For developers to create and run web applications
Heart and soul to Google apps, offers productivity services
Hardware as a service
Application software that runs by remote server
Multiple integrated networking environments
Infrastructure as a service
IBM Smart Business
IBM’s cloud computing service.
Private cloud service in the users own IT department
Applications that are web based from multiple sources
Microsoft’s cloud service
Middle of both applications and operating systems, software that runs both
Think Netflix, click the button and you can use it service
Platform as a service
Pay as you go
Subsription and consumption models, no long term contracts or extra fees
Private network cloud computing system
Same as above just public
Software as a service
Moving from one provider to another
Who you choose to go with that offers you the cloud computing service
Service level agreement, the fine print to any contract you sign
Paying monthly fees for a set amount and type of use
Metered storage usesage
This is difficulty in migrating from one cloud provider to another
Common term for over all cloud computing
Virtual private data center
Shared services of both data and storage
Virtual private cloud
Windows Live Services
Consumer applications over windows live networks
By Emma Joseph
(Note: This is a fairly basic list of some of the more popular terms. If you have any additional terms that you’d like to add, please feel free to include them in the comment section)