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CUT5 7.1

Computers: Understanding Tech 5e 7.1

cloud computing For an end user, using a free or subscription service delivered over the Internet. For an IT organization, the infrastructure and software used to deliver services online.
cloud The Internet, as used to deliver online services such as file storage and web-based apps.
data center A location housing a large computing operation with numerous networked servers.
utility computing The bundling and selling of computing resources by providers.
virtual server A server created by software rather than separate hardware. Multiple virtual servers can be hosted by a single physical server.
virtualization The technology used to make virtual servers and software and other types of hardware- and software-independent offerings. Virtualization software can create multiple operating servers running on a single physical server machine.
scalable server A virtual or software-based server that can be made larger or smaller or moved around easily.
provisioning A configuration or setup process that allows IT staff to add and remove new cloud services at will, since virtual servers typically operate in a self-service fashion.
deployment The activities performed to set up an online offering such as a cloud infrastructure or a local software installation, including engineering and setup.
private cloud A cloud setup created for and used by a single organization.
public cloud A cloud setup whose resources exist for use by any organization, generally on a pay-as-you-go model.
cloud service provider (CSP) A provider that operates one or more data centers providing cloud capacity and services. Other organizations buy cloud capacity from the CSP as they need it.
cloud management system A combination of software and other solutions used to run cloud services.
hybrid cloud An arrangement in which some organizations choose to use both private and public cloud infrastructure.
cloud bursting A technique in which the private cloud handles the average workloads or demands, and when demands ramp up to a specified threshold, public cloud resources come online automatically.
small and midsize businesses (SMBs) A group that includes small businesses with fewer than 100 employees and $50 million or less annual revenue and midsize businesses with 100 to 999 employees and up to $1 billion in revenue.
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