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Cloud Architecture Terms - Chapter 4
Study aid for cloud architecture/computing terminology.
Terms in this set (20)
A company or organization that will provide cloud based resources such as infrastructure, platform or software to other organizations or individuals for profit.
An organization or individual that has business arrangements with a cloud provider to access cloud services.
Cloud Resource Administrator
An organization or person or organization that is responsible for administering a cloud-based IT resource.
A third party that will assess quality of cloud resources such as security, privacy and performance.
A third party that will negotiate business arrangements between cloud providers and consumers.
A third party responsible for the physical connection between cloud provider and consumers, usually telecom companies.
The boundary of a set of cloud-based IT resources that are controlled by an organization, not the boundary of the organization itself.
A measure of trust given by the cloud consumer when accessing any cloud resource since the cloud resources are not under direct control by the cloud consumer.
The total freedom of a cloud consumer to access any necessary resources of a cloud providers resources at any time required.
The ability for a cloud service to be completely accessible anywhere a cloud consumer would need, sometimes requires custom cloud architecture.
The ability of a piece of software to serve multiple consumers at once while keeping each session isolated.
The ability of cloud architecture to autonomously scale and manage cloud-based IT resources was determined by previous agreements.
The ability of the cloud provider to measure and track cloud consumers usage of cloud-based IT resources. Data often used to implement a pay for what you use system.
The process of implementing multiple redundant protocols and physical infrastructure sites to insure cloud resources are always accessible.
A delivery model which focuses on providing raw IT resources and infrastructure such as servers, operating systems, and network hardware, all while being managed by the cloud provider.
A delivery model which focuses on providing pre-built IT environments with limited control to cloud consumers upon which they can build their own product or use in their organization.
A delivery model which focuses on providing select programs or software to a very wide range of cloud consumers, software is often very limited in customization or completely controlled by cloud provider.
A publicly accessible cloud based service owned by a cloud provider which is widely available and used for profit through advertisements or other means.
A cloud based service owned by a cloud provider but only accessible to a pre-determined group of individuals or organizations, amount of control by community may vary widely.
A cloud based service owned by a cloud provider and only accessible by one individual or organization as a means to centralizing access to cloud-based IT resources across many different locations.
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