C - Definitions

  • C

    Cisco Cloud Builder

    Cisco Cloud Builder is one of three tracks within the Cisco Cloud Partner Program. The other two tracks of the program are Cloud Provider and Cloud Services Reseller.

  • Cisco Cloud Partner Program

    The Cisco Cloud Partner Program is an initiative by Cisco to help its channel partners enter the cloud computing marketplace. The Cisco Cloud Partner Program consists of three tracks: Cloud Builder, Cloud Provider and Cloud Services Reseller.

  • Citrix Cloud Provider Program

    The Citrix Cloud Provider Program is an invitation-only partner program for cloud computing service providers.

  • cloud adaptor

    A cloud adaptor is a software utility that controls the transfer of information between local back office systems and a cloud provider.

  • cloud aggregator

    A cloud aggregator is a type of cloud broker that packages and integrates multiple cloud computing services into one or more composite services.

  • cloud broker

    A cloud broker is a third-party individual or business that acts as an intermediary between the purchaser of a cloud computing service and the sellers of that service.  

  • cloud ecosystem

    Cloud ecosystem is a term used to describe the complex system of interdependent components that work together to enable cloud services.

  • cloud integrator

    A cloud integrator is a product or service that helps a business negotiate the complexities of cloud migrations. 

  • cloud marketplace

    A cloud marketplace is an online storefront, operated by a cloud provider, through which customers may subscribe to Software as a Service (SaaS) applications that are built on, integrate with or complement the cloud provider's main infrastructure, platform or software service.

  • cloud portability

    Cloud portability is the ability to move applications and data from one cloud computing environment to another with minimal disruption.

  • cloud provider

    A cloud provider is a company that offers some component of cloud computing – typically Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) or Platform as a Service (PaaS) – to other businesses or individuals.

  • cloud provider API

    A cloud provider API is an application program interface that allows the end user to interact with a cloud provider's service. 

  • cloud provisioning

    Cloud provisioning is user account provisioning in a cloud environment: The user's authorization and settings are configured for  services and applications located remotely and delivered over the Internet.

  • cloud services

    Cloud services is an umbrella term that may refer to a variety of resources provided over the internet, or to professional services that support the deployment of such cloud-based resources.

  • cloud services reseller

    A cloud services reseller is a middleman who facilitates commerce between a cloud service provider and the marketplace.

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