Below is a list of acronyms that may be used in CloudCreator.
|AMI||Amazon Machine Image|
|ART||CCL Data Centre located at Alexander Road, Trentham, Upper Hutt|
|AWS||Amazon Web Services|
|BaaS||Backend as a Service|
|BIOS||Basic Input Output System. This is software stored on a small memory chip on the motherboard.|
A subsystem used to connect computer components and transfer data between them.
|CEM||Client Engagement Manager|
|CIDR Block||IPv6, VPC CIDR|
|CPU||Central Processing Unit|
|DFA / DFA.R||Delegated Financial Authority / Request|
|DHCP||Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol|
|DH Group||Diffie-Hellman public key cryptography (used by all major VPN gateway's).|
|DNS||Domain Name System|
Elastic block store. This allows the creation of storage volumes which can be attached to Amazon EC2 instances.
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud resources. These can include images, instances, volumes, and snapshots. Amazon assigns each with a unique resource ID.
A static, public IPv4 address designed for dynamic cloud computing. This is used to associate an Elastic IP address with any instance or network interface for any VPC in a user account. It can also mask the failure of an instance by rapidly remapping the address to another instance in a VPC.
|Gbps||Gigabits Per Second|
|HA Firewall||High Availability Firewall|
|HBA WWN||Host Bus Adapter World Wide Name|
|HIPS||Host Based Intrusion Prevention|
|ICDR||In-Cloud Disaster Recovery|
|ICMP||Internet Control Message Protocol|
IDS (Intrusion Detection System) and IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) both increase the security level of networks, monitoring traffic and inspecting and scanning packets for suspicious data. Detection in both systems is mainly based on signatures already detected and recognized.
|IPS||See IDS above.|
The most recent version of Internet Protocol (IP). It provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the internet.
A list of trusted IP addresses or IP ranges from which your users can access your domains. An IP whitelist is a security feature often used for limiting and controlling access only to trusted users.
|LAN||Local Area Network|
Logical unit number. Used to identify a logical unit, which is a device addressed by the SCSI protocol or Storage Area Network protocols which encapsulate SCSI, such as Fibre Channel or iSCSI.
|NIC||Network Interface Controller|
Open Virtualisation Format. An open standard for packaging and distributing software to be run in virtual machines.
|OVM Server||Oracle VM Server|
|PRTT||CCL Data Centre located at Takanini, Auckland|
|PVN||Private Virtual Network|
|SCSI ID||Small Computer System Interface Identification Number|
|SKU||Stock Keeping Unit|
|SSD||Sold State Drive|
|SSH||Secure Socket Shell|
Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network. This provides remote-access VPN capability, using the SSL function that is already built into a modern web browser. It allows users from any internet-enabled location to launch a web browser and establish remote-access VPN connections.
|Subscription GUID||A subscription GUID (globally unique identifier) is a 32-digit ID associated with an Azure Subscription.|
There are two types of Internet Protocol (IP) traffic. They are TCP or Transmission Control Protocol and UDP or User Datagram Protocol. TCP is connection oriented – once a connection is established, data can be sent bidirectional. UDP is a simpler, connection-less Internet protocol.
See TCP Rule above.
Virtual Central Processing Unit. One or more vCPUs are assigned to every VM within a cloud environment. Each vCPU is seen as a single physical CPU core by the VM's operating system.
|vDaaS||Virtual Desktop as a Service|
Virtual LAN. This is any broadcast domain that is partitioned and isolated in a computer network at the data link layer (OSI layer 2).
|VPC||Virtual Private Cloud|
|VPN||Virtual Private Network|
|VRA||Virtual Replication Appliance|
|WAN||Wide Area Network|
|WPD||CCL Data Centre located at William Pickering Drive, Auckland|