ACU The concept of the Azure Compute Unit (ACU) provides a way of comparing compute (CPU) performance across Azure SKUs. This will help you easily identify which SKU is most likely to satisfy your performance needs. ACU is currently standardized on a Small (Standard_A1) VM being 100 and all other SKUs then represent approximately how … Read more


Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)

The Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) is an open standard for passing business messages between applications or organizations.  It connects systems, feeds business processes with the information they need and reliably transmits onward the instructions that achieve their goals. AMQP connects across: Organizations – applications in different organizations Technologies – applications on different platforms Time – … Read more



Authentication Authentication (from Greek: αὐθεντικός authentikos, “real, genuine”, from αὐθέντης authentes, “author”) is the act of proving an assertion, such as the identity of a computer system user. In contrast with identification, the act of indicating a person or thing’s identity, authentication is the process of verifying that identity. It might involve validating personal identity … Read more


security and privacy

Authorization Authorization is the function of specifying access rights/privileges to resources, which is related to general information security and computer security, and to access control in particular. More formally, “to authorize” is to define an access policy. For example, human resources staff are normally authorized to access employee records and this policy is often formalized … Read more



The Azure cloud platform is more than 200 products and cloud services designed to help you bring new solutions to life—to solve today’s challenges and create the future. Build, run, and manage applications across multiple clouds, on-premises, and at the edge, with the tools and frameworks of your choice. Microsoft Azure, often referred to as … Read more


Backup As A Service


Central Processing Unit CPU

A central processing unit (CPU), also called a central processor, main processor or just processor, is the electronic circuitry that executes instructions comprising a computer program. The CPU performs basic arithmetic, logic, controlling, and input/output (I/O) operations specified by the instructions in the program. This contrasts with external components such as main memory and I/O … Read more


Desktop As A Service (VDI vs Hosted Shared Desktops) or Diagnostics As A Service (



Definition of DCOM The Microsoft Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) Remote Protocol exposes application objects via remote procedure calls (RPCs) and consists of a set of extensions layered on the Microsoft Remote Procedure Call Extensions. Reference


security and privacy

DDOS In computing, a denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) is a cyber-attack in which the perpetrator seeks to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users by temporarily or indefinitely disrupting services of a host connected to a network. Denial of service is typically accomplished by flooding the targeted machine or resource with … Read more


Disaster Recovery As A Service

Edge computing

cloud fog edge

Edge computing allows devices in remote locations to process data at the “edge” of the network, either by the device or a local server. And when data needs to be processed in the central datacenter, only the most important data is transmitted, thereby minimizing latency. Businesses use edge computing to improve the response times of … Read more



Firmware In computing, firmware is a specific class of computer software that provides the low-level control for a device’s specific hardware. Firmware, such as the BIOS of a personal computer, may contain basic functions of a device, and may provide hardware abstraction services to higher-level software such as operating systems. For less complex devices, firmware … Read more



Cloud computing dictionary



Definition of gRPC RPC is a modern, high-performance framework that evolves the age-old remote procedure call (RPC)protocol. At the application level, gRPC streamlines messaging between clients and back-end services.Originating from Google, gRPC is open source and part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation(CNCF) ecosystem of cloud-native offerings. CNCF considers gRPC an incubating project. Incubatingmeans end … Read more



HCI Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is a software-defined IT infrastructure that virtualizes all of the elements of conventional “hardware-defined” systems. HCI includes, at a minimum, virtualized computing (a hypervisor), software-defined storage or SDS, and virtualized networking (software-defined networking or SDN). HCI typically runs on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) servers. The primary difference between converged infrastructure and hyperconverged … Read more


IaaS stands for Infrastructure As A Service. This term covers a wide range of cloud services related to compute power, including but not limited to virtual machines, containers and services for compute intensive workloads.


Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS)



Jasypt is a java library which allows the developer to add basic encryption capabilities to his/her projects with minimum effort, and without the need of having deep knowledge on how cryptography works. Jasypt offers the following features: High-security, standards-based encryption techniques, both for unidirectional and bidirectional encryption. Encrypt passwords, texts, numbers, binaries… Transparent integration with … Read more



jQuery jQuery is a fast, small, and feature-rich JavaScript library. It makes things like HTML document traversal and manipulation, event handling, animation, and Ajax much simpler with an easy-to-use API that works across a multitude of browsers. With a combination of versatility and extensibility, jQuery has changed the way that millions of people write JavaScript. … Read more