Cloud Computing Glossary

Welcome to Apprenda’s Cloud Computing Glossary!

We are pleased to provide this comprehensive glossary, which defines the key terminology that applies to cloud computing and software as a service (SaaS). The purpose of our cloud computing glossary is to help our clients better understand the cloud computing paradigm. The terms in our glossary are complete definitions that accurately describe cloud computing and its related terms and concepts.

Cloud Computing is a term that describes a computing environment that differs from the traditional model of software and hardware delivery; providing software, operational platforms and IT infrastructure as a service via the Internet. Some of the key terms related to cloud computing, which are included in this glossary are: enterprise cloud computing, SaaS (software as a service), PaaS (platform as a service), IaaS (infrastructure as a service), cloud federation and virtualization.

Glossary Users

This glossary provides enterprise IT personnel, independent software vendors, infrastructure partners, media partners, investors, and others with a reliable point of reference for cloud computing terminology. This glossary will help in the interpretation of the various whitepapers, articles, webinars, press releases and other content developed by Apprenda that can be accessed via our corporate website.

Other Resources

Our glossary is a great starting point for gaining a better understanding of what cloud computing is and how you can put it to use within your organization. We have made a variety of additional cloud computing learning resources available on our website, including: videos, product documents, technical resources, blog posts and other content that can be accessed in the Resource Center. We appreciate your feedback about the variety of learning resources available to you on our website, including our glossary. Your feedback will help us improve the quality and value of the learning resources available to all of our site’s users.