C - Definitions

  • C

    cloud integrator

    A cloud integrator is a product or service that helps a business negotiate the complexities of cloud migrations. 

  • cloud marketplace

    A cloud marketplace is an online storefront, operated by a cloud provider, through which customers may subscribe to Software as a Service (SaaS) applications that are built on, integrate with or complement the cloud provider's main infrastructure, platform or software service.

  • cloud portability

    Cloud portability is the ability to move applications and data from one cloud computing environment to another with minimal disruption.

  • cloud provider API

    A cloud provider API is an application program interface that allows the end user to interact with a cloud provider's service. 

  • cloud provisioning

    Cloud provisioning is the allocation of a cloud provider's resources and services to a customer.

  • cloud service provider (cloud provider)

    A cloud service provider, or CSP, is a company that offers some component of cloud computing -- typically infrastructure as a service, software as a service or platform as a service -- to other businesses or individuals.

  • cloud services

    Cloud services is an umbrella term that may refer to a variety of resources provided over the internet, or to professional services that support the deployment of such cloud-based resources.

  • cloud services reseller

    A cloud services reseller is a middleman who facilitates commerce between a cloud service provider and the marketplace.

  • co-selling

    Co-selling is an approach to product and service distribution in which channel partners are the primary route to market.

  • CompTIA practice test (Computing Technology Industry Association practice test)

    The CompTIA practice test (Computing Technology Industry Association practice test) is a sample exam designed to prepare technology professionals and students for a CompTIA certification exam.

  • computing arbitrage

    Computing arbitrage is a cloud services business model in which a company purchases computing resources -- typically a large block of bandwidth – at wholesale rates and offers it in smaller packages, with a greater cumulative value, to other companies.

  • contract delivery date (CDD)

    A contract delivery date (CDD) is the date of delivery required by a contract. CDD is specified on a line item basis.

  • CONUS (continental United States)

    Refers to the continental United States. To state that delivery is CONUS is to say that delivery could be anywhere in the continental U.S.

  • corporate account manager (CAM)

    In the channel, a corporate account manager (CAM) is responsible for maintaining the relationship between the clients of a value-added reseller (VAR) and the VAR. In this role, a CAM may be responsible for an entire portfolio of client relationships in multiple locations. Corporate account managers serve as the primary contact for the client, which emphasizes the need for both excellent customer skills and a thorough knowledge of the channel.

  • IT consultant

    A consultant is an experienced individual in a given field who provides expert advice for a fee. Consultants typically work as independent contractors and are hired on a short-term basis. A consultant may also be an employee at a consulting firm.

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