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CCMM
Cloud Computing Maturity Model. Defines five stages of evolution for an enterprise data center to migrate to cloud computing. The five stages are: consolidation, virtualization, automation, utility and cloud.
CDN
Content delivery network — A system consisting of multiple computers that contain copies of data, which are located in different places on the network so clients can access the copy closest to them.
Cloud application
The top layer of the Cloud Computing Stack where applications interact with client web browsers. Examples: Gmail and Salesforce.com
Cloud broker
An entity that creates and maintains relationships with multiple cloud service providers. It acts as a liaison between cloud services customers and cloud service providers, selecting the best provider for each customer and monitoring the services.
Cloud bursting
Cloud bursting is a technique used by hybrid clouds to provide additional resources to private clouds on an as-needed basis. If the private cloud has the processing power to handle its workloads, the hybrid cloud is not used. When workloads exceed…
Cloudsourcing
The outsourcing of some IT operations to lower cost cloud services. Example: data backup
Community cloud
A cloud infrastructure that is shared by several organizations and supports a specific community.