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cloud outage

Definition | SearchDisasterRecovery

A cloud outage is a period of time during which cloud services are unavailable.  

cloud SLA (cloud service-level agreement)

Definition | SearchStorage

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

cloud insurance

Definition | SearchDisasterRecovery

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

cloud integrator

Definition | SearchITChannel

A cloud integrator is a product or service that helps a business negotiate the complexities of cloud migrations. 

cloud economics

Definition | SearchCIO

Cloud economics is the branch of knowledge concerned with the principles, costs and benefits of cloud computing.

Cloud Foundry

Definition | SearchCloudComputing

Cloud Foundry is an open source cloud platform as a service (PaaS) on which developers can build, deploy, run and scale applications on public and ...

cloud testing

Definition | SearchStorage

Cloud testing, also called cloud-based testing, is the assessment of a Web application's performance, reliability, scalability and security in a ...

Cloud Cruiser

Definition | SearchCloudComputing

Cloud Cruiser is a vendor that offers cost-analtyics software for hybrid cloud and multi-cloud computing environments. The software helps customers ...

cloud seeding

Definition | SearchDataBackup

Cloud seeding is a strategy for uploading large amounts of data to a cloud storage service.

cloud architect

Definition | SearchCloudComputing

A cloud architect is an IT professional who is responsible for overseeing a company's cloud computing strategy.



  • 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.