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  • private cloud (internal cloud or corporate cloud)

    Private cloud is a type of cloud computing that delivers similar advantages to public cloud, including scalability and self-service, but through a proprietary architecture.

  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)

    Platform as a service (PaaS) is a cloud computing model in which a third-party provider delivers hardware and software tools -- usually those needed for application development -- to users over the internet.

  • CloudOps (cloud operations)

    Cloud operations (CloudOps) is the management, delivery and consumption of software in a computing environment where there is limited visibility into an app's underlying infrastructure.

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App development

This section provides tips and best practices around the latest cloud application development tools and trends. Compare different development environments, such PaaS and low-code/no-code platforms, and learn whether, and how, to embrace development strategies such as DevOps and CI/CD. Also, read coverage of emerging technologies, such as AI, machine learning and serverless computing.

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  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)

    Platform as a service (PaaS) is a cloud computing model in which a third-party provider delivers hardware and software tools -- usually those needed for application development -- to users over the internet.

  • CloudOps (cloud operations)

    Cloud operations (CloudOps) is the management, delivery and consumption of software in a computing environment where there is limited visibility into an app's underlying infrastructure.

  • Big data

    Big data is a combination of structured, semistructured and unstructured data collected by organizations that can be mined for information and used in machine learning projects, predictive modeling and other advanced analytics applications.

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Security strategies

Cloud computing security continues to be one of the biggest concerns and challenges for enterprises. Learn various best practices related to encryption, authorization and identity management to protect cloud infrastructure, data, applications and more. Evaluate various cloud provider-native and third-party security tools to protect critical workloads.

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  • cloud computing

    Cloud computing is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet. These services are broadly divided into three categories: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

  • cloud browser

    A cloud browser is a cloud-based combination of a web browser application with a virtualized container that implements the concept of remote browser isolation.

  • vertical cloud

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

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App management

Explore tips and best practices for successfully managing cloud applications – from migration projects to monitoring performance after the move. In addition, get advice on how to best support third-party SaaS applications for end users, and when to use managed container services in the public cloud.

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  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    AWS (Amazon Web Services) is a comprehensive, evolving cloud computing platform provided by Amazon.

  • application migration

    Application migration is the process of moving an application program from one environment to another.

  • internet of things (IoT)

    The internet of things, or IoT, is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.

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Infrastructure management

To optimize cloud workloads, IT teams need to plan for every step of the way. Explore the latest news, tips and analysis to manage cloud infrastructure resources, including those for compute, storage and networking -- from the initial design and build phase to monitoring in production.

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  • private cloud (internal cloud or corporate cloud)

    Private cloud is a type of cloud computing that delivers similar advantages to public cloud, including scalability and self-service, but through a proprietary architecture.

  • Kubernetes

    Kubernetes, also referred to as K8s, is an open source system used to manage Linux Containers across private, public and hybrid cloud environments.

  • usage-based pricing

    Usage-based pricing is a consumption-based pricing model in which customers are only charged when they use a product or service. Typically, the customer is billed at the end of the billing cycle.

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Deployment models

Public, private, hybrid and multi-cloud computing models each bring their own set of advantages and challenges. The tips and advice in this section help enterprises assess public cloud and other cloud deployment models to determine the best fit for their current and future infrastructure needs.

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  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)

    Platform as a service (PaaS) is a cloud computing model in which a third-party provider delivers hardware and software tools -- usually those needed for application development -- to users over the internet.

  • Google Cloud Anthos

    Google Cloud Anthos is a hybrid, cloud-agnostic container environment.

  • container registry

    A container registry is a collection of repositories made to store container images

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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, ...

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  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework

    The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF) is a policy framework surrounding IT infrastructure security.

  • Port Scan

    A port scan is a series of messages sent by someone attempting to break into a computer to learn which computer network services ...

  • DMZ (networking)

    In computer networks, a DMZ (demilitarized zone), also sometimes known as a perimeter network or a screened subnetwork, is a ...

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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. 

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