Cloud Computing and Hosted Services Definitions

  • A

    application rationalization (AR)

    Application rationalization is the process of identifying which business applications should be kept, replaced, retired or consolidated across an organization to improve business operations.

  • H

    hosted services

    Hosted services are outsourced information technology (IT) systems and functions. A hosted service provider owns and oversees infrastructure, software and administrative tasks and makes the system available to clients, usually over the Internet.

  • I

    ISV (independent software vendor)

    An ISV (independent software vendor) makes and sells software products that run on a physical hardware device, on a virtual machine or in the cloud.

  • M

    managed hosting

    Managed hosting is an IT operations model in which a service provider leases dedicated servers and associated hardware to a single client. The equipment is at the hosting provider's facility and managed there.

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