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  • C

    cloud washing

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

  • cloud-integrated storage (CIS)

    Cloud-integrated storage (CIS) is a term that refers to a conventional storage-area network (SAN), network-attached storage (NAS) or unified storage system that tiers and/or caches data to cloud-based storage and treats the cloud storage as if it were part of the primary storage system.

  • cloudware

    Cloudware is software that runs on a remote Web server rather than on a mobile computing device, personal computer (PC) or traditional on-premises application server.

  • Common Assurance Maturity Model (CAMM)

    The Common Assurance Maturity Model (CAMM) is a global project to list the information assurance maturity of suppliers offering provisioning services (for example, cloud providers).

  • community cloud

    A community cloud is a multi-tenant infrastructure that is shared among several organizations from a specific group with common computing concerns.

  • D

    D2D2C (disk-to-disk-to-cloud)

    D2D2C (disk-to-disk-to-cloud) is an approach to hybrid cloud backup that involves using local storage for staging data that will eventually be sent to a third-part cloud storage service provider.

  • Datera Inc.

    Datera created Elastic Data Fabric, a block storage platform aimed at cloud service providers and enterprises that want to build a private cloud on premises.

  • Dedicated Cloud

    Dedicated Cloud is a cloud service model available in VMware's vCloud Hybrid Service.

  • Dell EMC Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud

    Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud is a reference architecture that uses technologies from Dell EMC's Federation to integrate public and private clouds.

  • E

    EMC Atmos

    EMC Atmos is an object-based cloud storage platform that was released in November 2008.

  • enterprise cloud storage

    Enterprise cloud storage is public cloud storage purchased for a large organization. Enterprise cloud storage can be contrasted with consumer cloud storage, which is often free or purchased at a low price for an individual user's needs.

  • F

    file synchronization (file sync)

    File synchronization, often used as a form of backup, is the process by which files residing in more than one physical location are kept up to date.

  • G

    Google Cloud Storage

    Google Cloud Storage is an enterprise public cloud storage platform that can house large unstructured data sets.

  • green cloud

    Green cloud is a label that describes the potential environmental benefits that information technology services delivered over the Internet can offer society. 

  • H

    Hadoop as a service (HaaS)

    Hadoop as a service provides organizations with big data analytics capabilities that are deployed and managed through a third party. This lets organizations without in-house expertise use the complicated Hadoop framework to gain insight into their data.

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