Glossary

PaaS
Platform as a Service.
IaaS
Infrastructure as a Service.
SaaS
Software as a Service.
BaaS
Backup as a Service.
IPv4
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) is the fourth version of the Internet Protocol (IP).
IPv6
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the most recent version of the Internet Protocol (IP).
Cloud self-service
User self-provisioning, also known as cloud self-service, is a system that allows end users to set up and launch applications and services in a cloud computing environment without the direct intervention of an IT organization or a service provider. Many self-provisioning user portals are paired with a service catalog, which is a list of applications and services that are sanctioned by an enterprise’s IT organization and available for self-provisioning. The IT organization can establish several back-end policies that automatically assign compute, storage and network resources to support the applications in a service catalog, along with specific security and performance settings.