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cloud file sharing

Definition | SearchStorage

Cloud file sharing is a method of allowing multiple users to access data within a public cloud, private cloud or hybrid cloud.

cloud sprawl

Definition | SearchCloudComputing

Cloud sprawl is the uncontrolled proliferation of cloud instances, services or providers that are used by an enterprise. It is typically caused when ...

vertical cloud

Definition | SearchCloudComputing

A vertical cloud is a set of cloud computing services optimized for use in a particular industry, or for a specific business model.

distributed cloud

Definition | SearchITOperations

Distributed cloud is the application of cloud computing technologies to interconnect data and applications served from multiple geographic locations.

cloud broker

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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 ...

cloud federation

Definition | SearchNetworking

Cloud federation is the practice of interconnecting service providers' cloud environments to load balance traffic and accommodate spikes in demand.

cloud washing

Definition | SearchStorage

Cloud washing is the purposeful and sometimes deceptive attempt by a vendor to rebrand an old service by associating the word "cloud" with it.  

Cisco Cloud Builder

Definition | SearchITChannel

Cisco Cloud Builder is one of three tracks within the Cisco Cloud Partner Program. The other two tracks of the program are Cloud Provider and Cloud ...

cloud marketplace

Definition | SearchITChannel

A cloud marketplace is an online storefront, operated by a cloud provider, through which customers may subscribe to Software as a Service (SaaS) ...

private cloud storage (internal cloud storage)

Definition | SearchStorage

Private cloud storage, also called internal cloud storage, is a service delivery model for storage within a large enterprise.

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  • 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, ...

SearchSecurity

  • 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 ...

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  • 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. 

SearchStorage

  • 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.

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