Cloud provisioning Definitions

  • A

    automated provisioning

    Automated provisioning is the ability to deploy an information technology or telecommunications service by using predefined procedures that are carried out electronically without requiring human intervention.

  • C

    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 portability

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

  • 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.

  • computing arbitrage

    Computing arbitrage is a cloud services business model in which a company purchases computing resources -- typically a large block of bandwidth – at wholesale rates and offers it in smaller packages, with a greater cumulative value, to other companies.

  • U

    user self-provisioning

    User self-provisioning, also known as cloud self-service, is a system that allows end users to set up and launch applications and services in a cloud computing environment without the direct intervention of an IT organization or a service provider.

  • W

    white label cloud service

    A white label cloud service is a cloud provider that sells customers resources that they can, in turn, offer to their own customers under their own brand.

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