A buzzword that is used in place of Platform as a Service (PaaS) to denote an association to cloud computing.
- a Cloud Provider
A service provider that offers customers storage or software services available via a private (private cloud) or public network (cloud). Usually, it means the storage and software is available for access via the Internet.
- internal cloud
Another name for a private cloud.
- cloud app
Short for cloud application, cloud app is the phrase used to describe a software application that is never installed on a local computer. Instead, it is accessed via the Internet.
The name of a malicious botnet. Dubbed Mariposa, this widespread malware campaign managed to infiltrate more than 13 million PCs and more than half of the world’s 1,000-largest companies. Three men, who called themselves the “Nightmare Days Team” and dubbed their botnet projects “Mariposa,” were arrested by Spanish authorities in February 2010 after a yearlong […]
- Amazon EC2
Short for Amazon Elastic Computer Cloud, Amazon EC2 is a commercial Web service from Amazon’s Web Services (AWS) that lets customers “rent” computing resources from the EC2 cloud. EC2 provides storage, processing, and Web services to customers. EC2 is a virtual computing environment, that enables customers to use Web service interfaces to launch instances with […]