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  • iPaaS (integration platform as a service)

    Integration platform as a service (iPaaS) is a set of cloud-based tools that enables software engineers to deploy, manage, govern and integrate applications and services. iPaaS is also referred to as cloud-based integration.

  • cloud database

    A cloud database is a collection of content, either structured or unstructured, that resides on a private, public or hybrid cloud computing infrastructure platform.

  • Workday

    Workday is a web-based ERP software vendor that specializes in human capital management and financial management applications.

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Cloud development

Cloud architecture and development have become hot topics, as companies seek to better leverage the cloud. In this section, get unbiased news, features, tutorials and expert advice covering emerging cloud computing architecture techniques and development best practices. Whether you're going with a private cloud architecture, or leveraging the public cloud, find out key considerations for developing applications effectively. Get expert advice about design, application development tools and other important considerations.

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  • iPaaS (integration platform as a service)

    Integration platform as a service (iPaaS) is a set of cloud-based tools that enables software engineers to deploy, manage, govern and integrate applications and services. iPaaS is also referred to as cloud-based integration.

  • Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)

    Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) is a load-balancing service for Amazon Web Services (AWS) deployments.

  • application containerization (app containerization)

    Application containerization is an OS-level virtualization method for deploying and running distributed applications without spinning up an entire virtual machine (VM) for each app.

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Cloud application strategy

More and more organizations are turning to cloud computing applications - business applications built on inexpensive cloud platforms. Whether building or buying cloud applications, learn more here about technology and solutions. Find out more about SaaS, PaaS and other examples, through news, tips and expert advice. Read more about managing hybrid cloud environments, based on both private and public cloud computing technology -- and get best practices for managing the new challenges of these applications.

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  • Salesforce.com

    Salesforce.com is a cloud computing and social enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider based in San Francisco. It was founded in March 1999, in part by former Oracle executive Marc Benioff.

  • multi-cloud computing

    Multi-cloud computing is the use of more than one cloud environment to satisfy business requirements. These clouds may be all of the same type or a mix of types.

  • application containerization (app containerization)

    Application containerization is an OS-level virtualization method for deploying and running distributed applications without spinning up an entire virtual machine (VM) for each app.

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Cloud integration

Cloud integration is a serious challenge for any organization moving toward cloud computing. Integration is a critical challenge in any enviroment, but especially with the distributed systems in the cloud. In this section, read more about cloud-based integration techniques through independent news coverage, tutorials, case studies and expert advice. Find out more about cloud integration services, and learn about common challenges. Get best practices for using cloud-based integration platforms and read more about different methods.

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  • iPaaS (integration platform as a service)

    Integration platform as a service (iPaaS) is a set of cloud-based tools that enables software engineers to deploy, manage, govern and integrate applications and services. iPaaS is also referred to as cloud-based integration.

  • cloud database

    A cloud database is a collection of content, either structured or unstructured, that resides on a private, public or hybrid cloud computing infrastructure platform.

  • Workday

    Workday is a web-based ERP software vendor that specializes in human capital management and financial management applications.

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PaaS

PaaS, or platform as a service, is a new development paradigm in cloud computing. With Platform as a Service cloud computing, the application infrastructure and platform is provided by a services vendor. Using a PaaS promises to remove the extra work required to setup application environments, such as provisioning servers, setting up testing environments and other time consuming tasks. In this section, development professionals will find unbiased news, tips and expert advice on using PaaS cloud computing platforms -- along with case studies and tutorials to better understand how to leverage these capabilities in your organization.

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  • iPaaS (integration platform as a service)

    Integration platform as a service (iPaaS) is a set of cloud-based tools that enables software engineers to deploy, manage, govern and integrate applications and services. iPaaS is also referred to as cloud-based integration.

  • Salesforce.com

    Salesforce.com is a cloud computing and social enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider based in San Francisco. It was founded in March 1999, in part by former Oracle executive Marc Benioff.

  • private PaaS (private platform as a service)

    Private PaaS (private platform as a service) provides greater security, compliance and governance controls for developers.

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SaaS

Software as a Service is a popular application delivery method these days. More and more organizations are turning to SaaS. Cloud computing promises to help organizations cut costs, but even SaaS has its challenges. In this section, get the latest advice from experts on managing cloud computing SaaS environments. Read the latest news and advice, learn more about SaaS strategy development, negotiating contracts and SLAs and more.

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  • go-live (go live)

    In software development, go-live is the time at which code moves from the test environment to the production environment. As a verb, go-live means to make such an event happen.

  • Workday

    Workday is a web-based ERP software vendor that specializes in human capital management and financial management applications.

  • cloud collaboration

    Cloud collaboration is a system of communication that enables employees to work together on a project that is hosted in the cloud, can be accessed at any time and can be edited by multiple users at once.

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  • mass notification system (MNS)

    A mass notification system is a platform that sends one-way messages to inform employees and the public of an emergency.

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    One approach to a strong disaster recovery plan is DRaaS, where companies offload data replication and restoration ...

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  • secondary storage

    Secondary storage is used to protect inactive data written from a primary storage array to a nonvolatile tier of disk, flash or ...

  • VRAM (video ram)

    VRAM (video RAM) is a reference to any type of random access memory (RAM) used to store image data for a computer display.

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    ZFS is a local file system and logical volume manager created by Sun Microsystems to control the placement, storage and retrieval...

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  • SSD RAID (solid-state drive RAID)

    SSD RAID (solid-state drive RAID) is a methodology commonly used to protect data by distributing redundant data blocks across ...

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    Tier 0 (tier zero) is a level of data storage that is faster, and perhaps more expensive, than any other level in the storage ...

  • PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive)

    A PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive) is a high-speed expansion card that attaches a computer to its peripherals.

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    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

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    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

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    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA ...

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