Outsourcing describes when an individual or company performs tasks or provides services for another company -- executing tasks that could have been or are normally done in-house. In this outsourcing definition, learn about the reasons for the practice, how it differs from insourcing, the different kinds of outsourcing and more.
The AWS Directory Service is an Amazon Web Services tool that allows enables an IT administrator to run Microsoft Active Directory (AD) in the public cloud, easing setup of user and group data and giving an end user access to AWS cloud services.
AWS IoT is an Amazon Web Services platform that collects and analyzes data from internet-connected devices and sensors -- called the internet of things -- and connects that data to AWS cloud applications.
The Network File System (NFS) is a client/server application that lets a computer user view and optionally store and update file on a remote computer as though they were on the user's own computer. NFS was developed by Sun Microsystems in the 1980's and is an important distributed file system standard for network-attached storage (NAS).