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  • H

    HIPAA-compliant cloud storage

    HIPAA-compliant cloud storage implements the guidelines of the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

  • hybrid cloud hosting

    Hybrid cloud hosting allows organizations to provision dedicated servers and storage and cloud servers and storage on the same network.

  • hybrid cloud storage

    Hybrid cloud storage is an approach to managing storage that uses both local and off-site resources.

  • I

    IBM Spectrum

    IBM ships six storage and management software products that fall under the IBM Spectrum umbrella. They provide services such as capacity, data movement and backup.

  • M

    managed storage

    Managed storage is the process of offloading an organization’s data storage requirements to an outside managed service provider.

  • multi-tenant cloud

    A multi-tenant cloud is a cloud computing architecture that allows customers to share computing resources in a public or private cloud. Each tenant's data is isolated and remains invisible to other tenants.

  • O

    ODCA (Open Data Center Alliance)

    The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) is an independent information technology (IT) consortium whose goal is to develop a unified vision of cloud requirements.

  • open source cloud storage

    Open source cloud storage is a cloud storage architecture that uses freely available source code to build and manage a private cloud storage platform.

  • OpenNebula

    OpenNebula is an open source management tool that helps virtualized data centers enable private clouds, public clouds and hybrid clouds.

  • OpenStack Swift

    OpenStack Swift, also known as OpenStack Object Storage, is an open source object storage system that is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license and runs on standard server hardware.

  • P

    pay-as-you-go cloud computing (PAYG cloud computing)

    The pay-as-you-go cloud computing (PAYG cloud computing) method charges users only for the services they use, eliminating wasted resources.

  • personal cloud storage (PCS)

    Personal cloud storage (PCS) is an online web service that provides server space for individuals to store data, photos, videos and other files.

  • private cloud storage (internal cloud storage)

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

  • public cloud storage

    Public cloud storage, also called storage-as-a-service, on-line storage or utility storage, is a service delivery model for data storage on a per-per-use basis.  

  • R

    Rackspace Cloud

    Cloud provider Rackspace offers several different cloud storage services including Cloud Files, Cloud Block Storage and Cloud Backup.

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