Cloud computing/Related Articles
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- Internet : International "network of networks" that connects computers together through the Internet Protocol Suite and supports applications like Email and the World Wide Web.
- Distributed computing : A strategy for improving the speed of highly parallelizable tasks by distributing pieces of the problem across many computers that together form a distributed computing system, e.g. BOINC, SETI@home.
- Virtualization : In computing, a broad term that usually refers to the abstraction of resources on a computer, using a container such as a "virtual machine" or several "virtual machines." Usually this is accomplished using either a virtual machine or an operating system that has tools to enable virtual environments to run inside it.
- Capital expense : (CAPEX) The "startup" costs of a project, as distinct from the recurring cost of operations
- Operating expense : (OPEX) After capital expense has been paid, the continuing cost of a project, often stated in monthly terms
- Software as a Service : A type of cloud computing in which the vendor delivers a specific type of application, such as social networking, medical billing, or other customizable but well-defined function that requires neither application development nor expenditure on servers and data centers
- Platform as a Service : A cloud computing service in which the units of capability bought by the customer are virtual machines accessed through a high-level application programming interface, such as web servers, electronic mail servers, or database servers
- Infrastructure as a Service : A cloud computing service in which the vendor provides virtual machine instances running over a hypervisor; the customer is responsible for configuring the operating system, middleware and applications
- Data as a Service : Add brief definition or description
- Physical Infrastructure as a Service : Add brief definition or description
- Public cloud : Add brief definition or description
- Private cloud : Add brief definition or description
- Hybrid cloud : Add brief definition or description
- .NET : A bundle of interdependent programs required to create and run programs using C# and other programming languages on most versions of Microsoft Windows.
- Application programming interface : A set of conventions, specific to a programming language, by which a user application program written for a specific purpose communicates with software infrastructure such as the operating system or web services
- Application engines : Add brief definition or description
- Google virtual app : Add brief definition or description
- Java platform : A bunch of programs needed for creating and running programs written in the Java programming language.
- Managed Support Provider : A third-party organization that provides computing services that primarily supports information technology infrastructure rather than end user services
- Mashup : An integrated application created by combining data and services of multiple applications. On the web, "mashup" typically refers to the combining of geographical location information with a service such as Google maps or Microsoft Virtual Earth.
- Web services : Add brief definition or description
- Single sign on : Add brief definition or description
- EBay : Add brief definition or description
- Google Apps : Add brief definition or description
- Google Maps : Online map and directions application administered by Google.
- Google Search : Add brief definition or description
- Hotmail : Add brief definition or description
- Paypal : Add brief definition or description
- Salesforce.com : One of the first successful cloud computing vendors, with its best-known Software as a Service offering being one for customer relationship management
- Science 2.0 : An umbrella term used to label the use of Web 2.0 tools for scientific purposes.
- Yahoo : Add brief definition or description
Trust and security
- Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 : A set of legislative initiatives and technical frameworks for improving the secure and reliable delivery of government services over electronic media
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act : The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), public law 104-191, is a statute enacted by the 104th U. S. Congress on August 21, 1996; it's primary impact is on protecting the confidentiality of health-case data.
- Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard : Add brief definition or description