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native cloud application (NCA)

Definition | SearchITOperations

A native cloud application (NCA) is a program that is designed specifically for a cloud computing architecture.

cloud storage gateway

Definition | SearchStorage

A cloud storage gateway is a hardware- or software-based appliance that serves as a bridge between local applications and remote cloud-based storage....

cloud storage appliance

Definition | SearchStorage

A cloud storage appliance is a stand-alone computing device or virtual machine (VM) image used to move data from a local site to a remote cloud ...

cloud drive

Definition | SearchMobileComputing

A cloud drive is an umbrella term used to describe any Web-based service that provides storage space on a remote server.

cloud NAS (cloud network attached storage)

Definition | SearchStorage

Cloud NAS (network attached storage) is remote storage that is accessed over the Internet as if it was local.

Citrix Cloud Provider Program

Definition | SearchITChannel

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

cloud computing security

Definition | SearchCompliance

Cloud computing security is the set of control-based technologies and policies designed to adhere to regulatory compliance rules and protect ...

Microsoft Cloud Witness

Definition | SearchWindowsServer

Microsoft Cloud Witness is a high availability feature for failover clusters that uses storage in the Microsoft Azure cloud platform to ensure ...

cloud storage API

Definition | SearchStorage

A cloud storage API is an application program interface that connects a locally-based application to a cloud-based storage system, so that a user can...

Google Cloud Storage Coldline

Definition | SearchCloudComputing

Google Cloud Storage Coldline is a public cloud cold storage service from Google intended for archiving and disaster recovery.



  • risk management

    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

  • compliance as a service (CaaS)

    Compliance as a Service (CaaS) is a cloud service service level agreement (SLA) that specified how a managed service provider (...

  • data protection impact assessment (DPIA)

    A data protection impact assessment (DPIA) is a process designed to help organizations determine how data processing systems, ...


  • Web application firewall (WAF)

    A web application firewall (WAF) is a firewall that monitors, filters and blocks data packets as they travel to and from a ...

  • spyware

    Spyware is a type of malicious software -- or malware -- that is installed on a computing device without the end user's knowledge.

  • application whitelisting

    Application whitelisting is the practice of specifying an index of approved software applications or executable files that are ...



  • business continuity plan (BCP)

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

  • disaster recovery team

    A disaster recovery team is a group of individuals focused on planning, implementing, maintaining, auditing and testing an ...

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is any type of financial or data protection obtained by a cloud service provider. 


  • DRAM (dynamic random access memory)

    Dynamic random access memory (DRAM) is a type of semiconductor memory that is typically used for the data or program code needed ...

  • RAID 10 (RAID 1+0)

    RAID 10, also known as RAID 1+0, is a RAID configuration that combines disk mirroring and disk striping to protect data.

  • 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.