Cloud Computing Terms

Cloudsourcing

A term coined by Dion Hinchcliffe regarding the ability to utilize services in a network to provide external capability. This function is predominantly deployed to replace the more expensive local IT services offered. By sourcing information to the cloud an enterprises is awarded with economic benefits at the expense, in some cases of security and performance.

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Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Describes a similar concept to a Virtual Private Network but based on cloud computing. A VPN is the notion of transforming a public cloud into a private cloud virtually, predominantly regarding security. Where a Virtual Private Network runs as an internal wired solution a VPC utilizes its web based nature to perform similarly virtually anywhere.

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Cloudburst (positive and negative)

both aptly refer to a spike in a services demand. A negative burst refers to a failure of a cloud computing system due to the lack of ability to handle a ‘burst’ in demand. A positive burst refers to the deployment of an application running internally on a public cloud designated to address a spike in demand.

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Enterprise Resource Management

software that allows an enterprise manage user access to network resources. By allowing a single user to sign in to multiple systems under one access code ERM makes it easy to keep track of access and efficiency of both users and systems. In order to manage all systems ERM links assets and resources of multiple departments’ such as service accounting ect to provide maximum efficiency.

Providers such as Oracle manufacture base model software as well as give the option of custom package by forgoing the option of automatic and vender based updates and patches.

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Web 2.0

Is a term given to the second revolution of the World Wide Web focused on the collaboration and sharing of information online. This phase marks a shift from static HTML to dynamic web servers and applications utilizing a variety of coding languages. A major component of Web 2.0 is open communication, including the likes of blogs and wikis. Consequently web 2.0 is seen more as a marketing term than computer science as a result of digital and social media marketing.

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Information Silo

Is a system that is unable to communicate with anisolated system. Silos exist as a result of a current flow of information and current system in place; the incentive to integrate the isolated data does not justify a change. An example would be if a company stores client records on a system and internal users can access the data, yet out of network facilities can not act upon the data.

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Data Warehouse

A collection of data utilized to support management decision-making. This is accomplished by analyzing a wide variety of data to develop a thesis as to business conditions at a single point in time. The system is employed by extracting data from already operating systems in addition to the installation of a main data warehouse for the storage of data.

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Internet and Intranet

In the most basic of terms both are different information hubs. The Internet or World Wide Web, involves the interconnectivity of many public web domains and servers accessible to anyone and everyone. Internet is public knowledge hosted on a public domain.

Where an intranet is only accessible to the members or employees of the enterprise that deployed the individualized server. Intranet is private knowledge that is hosted on a private domain.

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Public and Private Clouds

The difference lies in the accessibility of the individualized services. In a public cloud services are offered over the Internet where data and information is available to anyone who would like to purchase the service. Whereas private clouds involve services offered over an intranet or private network not generally accessible to the public.