Terms starting with ‘V’

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Vendor lock-in
Dependency on the particular cloud vendor and difficulty moving from one cloud vendor to another due to lack of standardized protocols, APIs, data structures (schema), and service models.
Vertical cloud
A cloud computing environment that is optimized for use in a particular industry, such as health care or financial services.
Virtual machine (VM)
A file (typically called an image) that, when executed, looks to the user like an actual machine. Infrastructure as a Service is often provided as a VM image that can be started or stopped as needed. Changes made to the VM while it is running can be…
Virtual private data center
Resources grouped according to specific business objectives.
VPC
Virtual private cloud — A private cloud that exists within a shared or public cloud, e.g., the Amazon VPC that allows Amazon EC2 to connect to legacy infrastructure on an IPsec VPN.