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  • Amazon

    Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer. The company was originally a book seller but has expanded to sell a wide variety of consumer goods and digital media as well as its own electronic devices, such as the Kindle e-book reader, Kindle Fire t... 

  • cloud bursting

    Cloud bursting is an application deployment model in which an application runs in a private cloud or data center and bursts into a public cloud when the demand for computing capacity spikes. 

  • IT elasticity

    IT elasticity is the ability to adapt an IT infrastructure to seamless changes without hindering or jeopardizing stability, performance, security, governance or compliance protocols. 

  • cloud economics

    Cloud economics is the branch of knowledge concerned with the principles, costs and benefits of cloud computing. 

  • IT as a Service (ITaaS)

    IT as a Service (ITaaS) is a technology-delivery method that treats IT (information technology) as a commodity, providing an enterprise with exactly the amount of hardware, software, and support that it needs for an agreed-on monthly fee. 

  • Vertical SaaS (Software as a Service)

    Vertical SaaS describes a type of Software as a Service cloud computing solution created for a specific industry. 

  • shared services

    Shared services is the consolidation of business operations that are used by multiple parts of the same organization.