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Hybrid cloud cost optimization an ongoing opportunity for partners

For all its virtues, the hybrid cloud model can create a number of cloud cost optimization and management headaches for customers. Learn how partners can step in to help.

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  • cloud ecosystem

    A cloud ecosystem is a complex system of interdependent components that all work together to enable cloud services.

  • 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.

  • uncloud (de-cloud)

    The term uncloud describes the action or process of removing applications and data from a cloud computing platform.

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Building cloud services

This topic contains information on building cloud IT services for providers, VARs and systems integrators that build cloud computing services for their enterprise customers. Find news and analysis, tips, features, and research on the tools and strategies used in building cloud services -- including how to build a private cloud, how to build a cloud service and how to work with private cloud architectures such as OpenStack and CloudStack -- in this section.

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  • managed service provider (MSP)

    A managed service provider (MSP) is a company that remotely manages a customer's IT infrastructure and/or end-user systems, typically on a proactive basis and under a subscription model.

  • 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.

  • EMC cloud architect certification (EMCCA)

    EMC Cloud Architect Certification (EMCCA) is a certification and training offering by storage vendor EMC on high-level cloud architecture and design concepts.

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Cloud integration

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  • managed service provider (MSP)

    A managed service provider (MSP) is a company that remotely manages a customer's IT infrastructure and/or end-user systems, typically on a proactive basis and under a subscription model.

  • uncloud (de-cloud)

    The term uncloud describes the action or process of removing applications and data from a cloud computing platform.

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Cloud provisioning

When it comes to cloud service planning and provisioning, find expert advice and read the latest best practices on how cloud service providers can evolve the adoption of cloud services and derive economies of scale, return on investment, agility, scalability and reliability when planning and deploying secure cloud infrastructure, systems and solutions required across their cloud architecture and get what they need from network connections to hardware and storage, platforms and applications.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

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Cloud service management

This topic provides the latest information about cloud service management for providers, VARs, systems integrators, managed services providers (MSPs) and IT consultants. Find news and analysis, trends, expert tips and research reports on topics such as cloud management, including software and platforms; cloud troubleshooting and managed cloud services.

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  • managed service provider (MSP)

    A managed service provider (MSP) is a company that remotely manages a customer's IT infrastructure and/or end-user systems, typically on a proactive basis and under a subscription model.

  • cloud service latency

    Latency greatly affects how usable and enjoyable devices and communications are. Those problems can be magnified for cloud service communications, which can be especially prone to latency for a number of reasons.

  • Jamcracker

    Jamcracker Services Delivery Network (JSDN) is a platform for purchasing and managing public and private cloud computing services.

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Cloud services architecture

Cloud providers building out multi-tenant public and hybrid cloud architectures for commodity and enterprise cloud services can find up-to-date information on cloud services infrastructure from data center architecture and cloud networking, to virtualization technology and cloud computing equipment and tools for the evolving cloud ecosystem, including servers, data security, application-aware networking, content delivery networks and evolving cloud computing standards.

Recent Definitions

  • cloud ecosystem

    A cloud ecosystem is a complex system of interdependent components that all work together to enable cloud services.

  • managed service provider (MSP)

    A managed service provider (MSP) is a company that remotely manages a customer's IT infrastructure and/or end-user systems, typically on a proactive basis and under a subscription model.

  • application delivery controller (ADC)

    An application delivery controller (ADC) is a network component that manages and optimizes how client machines connect to web and enterprise application servers.

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  • risk map (risk heat map)

    A risk map, also known as a risk heat map, is a data visualization tool for communicating specific risks an organization faces.

  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

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  • FIDO (Fast Identity Online)

    FIDO (Fast ID Online) is a set of technology-agnostic security specifications for strong authentication. FIDO is developed by the...

  • cryptanalysis

    Cryptanalysis is the study of ciphertext, ciphers and cryptosystems with the aim of understanding how they work and finding and ...

  • Trojan horse (computing)

    In computing, a Trojan horse is a program that appears harmless, but is, in fact, malicious.

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  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

SearchStorage

  • cloud storage provider

    A cloud storage provider, also known as a managed service provider (MSP), is a company that offers organizations and individuals ...

  • personal cloud storage (PCS)

    Personal cloud storage (PCS) enables users to store data, photos, music, videos and other files on a local network-attached ...

  • cloud SLA (cloud service-level agreement)

    A cloud SLA (cloud service-level agreement) is an agreement between a cloud service provider and a customer that ensures a ...

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  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

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