Below is a list of acronyms that may be used in CloudCreator.


Acronym Definition
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.

CC CloudCreator
CEM Client Engagement Manager
Co-Lo Co-location
DC Data Centre
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
DR Disaster Recovery

Elastic block store. This allows the creation of storage volumes which can be attached to Amazon EC2 instances.

EC2 Resources

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud resources. These can include images, instances, volumes, and snapshots. Amazon assigns each with a unique resource ID.

Elastic IP

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.

IP Internet Protocol
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.

IP Whitelist

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.

IX Internet Exchange
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
SD Service Desk
SKU Stock Keeping Unit
SPARC Virtual Server
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.
TCP Rule

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.

UDP Rule

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
VDOM Virtual Domain

Virtual LAN. This is any broadcast domain that is partitioned and isolated in a computer network at the data link layer (OSI layer 2).

VM Virtual Machine
VPC Virtual Private Cloud
VPN Virtual Private Network
VRA Virtual Replication Appliance
VXC Virtual Cross-Connect
WAN Wide Area Network
WPD CCL Data Centre located at William Pickering Drive, Auckland



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