Glossary List

The most comprehensive glossary of cloud computing, data center, web hosting and cybersecurity terms. Read all the terms you wonder what they mean on our constantly updated page and master the terminology.
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is defined as an area of computer science that aims to create intelligent machines.
Bare Metal Cloud is a non-virtualized dedicated server platform delivered with cloud-like flexibility and speed.
Business intelligence syntheses business analytics, data mining, data visualization, data tools and infrastructure for providing companies right information. It makes easier to transform data to business insights by using software and services.
A CDN is a system of a geographically distributed group of servers that work together to provide fast delivery of Internet content.
Cloud analytics is a type of analytics model to gather information from data, which is compiled, categorized, and available in a web browser. Cloud analytics makes it easy to perform complicated data analysis of massive data sets.
A Cloud Application or shortly a Cloud App can be any software application deployed in a cloud environment. Cloud environment covers different types of cloud computing, including public, private, hybrid cloud.
A cloud application or a cloud app deployed in a cloud environment requires some policy depending on corporate security plans and regulatory needs. It consists of a set of rules and procedures. They can vary from organization to organization. Therefore, the cloud app policies can range from minimal restrictions to highly restrictive, blocking almost all […]
The Cloud Computing Manifesto is a public declaration about the principles of cloud computing services such as user-friendly design, transparency, and security, scalability, sustainability, reliability for cloud computing providers and vendors.
Cloud enabler is an IT firm that provides hardware, software, storage devices, networking equipment, and other related components.
Cloud security is total protection ways of data, applications, and infrastructures on cloud computing platforms through security measures, whether it’s a public, private or hybrid cloud.
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) organizes comprehensive research programs and certification programs to raise awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment.
A cloud service provider is a third-party company that offers services such as software, storage, databases, networking, analytics, and even infrastructure. It provides a cloud-based platform, infrastructure, application, or storage services.
Cloud services covers all delivery and service models of cloud computing. They run on remote cloud computing server rather than an on-site server. All solutions and computing services can be accessed via the internet.
Cloud Storage is a service that allows users to save data online which can be accessed and shared with those who have permission anytime and anywhere. Cloud storage can also be used as a backup solution to store backup data in a remote location.
Data center cooling is a combination of various techniques to reduce the temperature in the facility to maintain the ideal operating environment.
Data center design refers to the process of modeling and designing all resources for a data center. The design should cover IT resources, architectural layout, and infrastructure.
Data center houses critical computing resources such as server racks, routers, switches, redundant power sources, and firewalls. A data center infrastructure covers all of the physical or hardware-based components, including servers, computers, networking equipment, such as routers or switches, security, and storage equipment, and data center management software, as well as non-computing resources.
Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) can be defined as the administration of cooling, power and server capacity in a data center.
Data center management covers the administration of all parts of a data center, including cooling, power, server capacity, and staff.  Its primary function is to operate a data center without redundancy.
Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software covers both IT equipment and supporting infrastructures such as power and cooling systems. Compared to DCIM software, data center management software provides additional information on network management, compute infrastructure, storage and applications management, reporting, and alerting capabilities.
The data center that houses critical computing resources needs monitoring to check whether the data center operates correctly. There are several interdependent components to monitor in a data center.
A data center rack is a framework that is designed to house servers and other data center computing equipment. Data center racks are an essential part of a data center to keep everything nicely organized. A data center rack’s structure allows placing data center equipments, networking devices, and cables easily. Racks are mainly designed to […]
Keeping a data center secure is critical. With physical practices and virtualtechnologies, a data center must be protected from external and internal attacks. Data center security is also essential for providing processing, storage, andconnectivity services without interruption.
Datacenter services cover all services and facility-related components that provide data backup and recovery, networking, website hosting, and data management.
Data center storage refers to all the tools, technologies, devices, and processes to design, implement, manage and monitor storage infrastructure and resources within a data center.
There are multiple roles to run a data center, including the maintenance of all the equipment and systems in the data center, housekeeping, training, and capacity management for space power and cooling. Among multiple roles, a data center technician plays a vital role.
Data center tiers are used for explaining specific kinds of data center depending on specific features. Tier certification proves some features of a data center such as respect, guidance, risk avoidance, higher efficiency.
In short, DDoS mitigation is the process of protecting a server from an attack. If done successfully, mitigation can keep the website working properly during an attack.
Disaster Recovery as a Service, or DRaaS for short, is a service model to protect and backup data in the cloud computing environment against disasters.
FIPS 140-2 is a computer security standard that specifies the requirements for cryptographic modules including both hardware and software components.
GNOME is an open-source desktop environment for operating systems.
GPU is originally stood for graphics processor unit. GPU is a specialized electronic circuit, which is designed for manipulating computer graphics and image processing.
The NIST defined hybrid cloud a decade ago as “cloud infrastructure that is a composition of two or more distinct cloud infrastructures (private, community, or public) that remain unique entities but is bound together by standardized or proprietary technology that enables data and application portability.
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is a cloud computing offering that provides compute, network, and storage solutions to customers.
IPv4 is the fourth version of IP. IP is the short name of Internet Protocol. IPv4 was introduced in 1982 by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It is a standard, which routes Internet traffic and other packet-switched networks.
A load balancer, also known as a server farm or a server pool, is a method used to efficiently distribute the incoming network traffic to a group of servers.
ModSecurity, also known as ModSec, is an open-source web application firewall (WAF).
Multi-cloud is defined as the use of multiple cloud computing and storage services in a single network architecture.
Open source means the source code which can be freely accessible for modification and redistribution. Open source is mostly referred to a software. Most of the open source software is also licensed with an open source license such as MIT, GPL, Apache, BSD etc.
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) or Application-platform-as-a-Service (aPaaS) is a platform-based cloud computing offering that provides a platform to customers.
A PHP Framework is a basic platform that allows us to develop web applications using PHP.
A private cloud is a service that you can host your own data center or intranet.
In a public cloud, the provider offers you access to the data center. But unlike private cloud, in public cloud solutions, the cloud service provider is responsible for all management, maintenance, security, and upgrade processes.
The RPM Package Manager (RPM) refers to a powerful software package management system. While building computer software from the source into easily distributable packages, RPM installs, updates, and uninstalls packaged software.
Software as a Service, also known as SaaS, is one of the delivery models of cloud computing. To deliver applications, SaaS uses the provider’s web or the users’ computing systems.
Search engine optimization (SEO) is a critical component in the success of your website. Most website owners focus on Google search engine ranking, but Bing has a strong presence in the market as well. Both search engines aim to provide relevant and safe results for their users.
Secure Socket Layers (SSL) is a protocol that provides security measures during the communication over a computer network between the client and the server.
Uptime Institute’s Tier Standard is one of the globally most recognized standards for data center reliability and overall performance.
Wi-Fi can be defined as the abbreviation of wireless connection. Wi-Fi is the wireless technology used to connect computers, tablets, smartphones and IoT devices to the internet.
WordPress is an open-source content management system written in the PHP programming language.