ACA stands for Azure Container Apps. Azure Container Apps are a flavor of a hosted Kubernetes services in the Microsoft Azure cloud. ACA is a fully Platform As A Service (PaaS) resource. In the ACA service, Microsoft manages all components of the underlying Kubernetes cluster, including the system nodes (control plane) and the user nodes ... Read more


ACI stands for Azure Container Instance. It is a lightweight container PaaS service which allows the end customer to deploy, configure and manage a simple container-based solution based on a docker or other container image, without having to manage the underlying container cluster components. ACI can work together with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) by making ... Read more


ACR stands for Azure Container Registry. It is a PaaS resource which encapsulates the management of container images, such as Docker images in the Microsoft Azure Cloud. ACR is tightly integrated to other container services in Azure, such as AKS. An AKS cluster can utilize an ACR registry to pull its container images from. An ... Read more


ACU The concept of the Azure Compute Unit (ACU) encapsulates infomation about CPU performance in each Azure service which relies on CPU performance to classify its SKU plan. The basic reference for ACU is the Azure Standard_A1 (small) VM corresponding to 100 ACUs. All other Azure compute service SKUs advertise certain levels of ACU, which ... Read more


Azure is Microsoft's public cloud platform, offering a vast range of cloud computing services from its multitude of geographical regions and datacenters. Azure offers all types of cloud services, including IaaS, PaaS and SaaS and is in the top 3 list of global cloud service providers. You can read more details about Azure services and ... Read more

Edge computing

Edge computing refers to placing computing devices and services at the other edge of a cloud computing environment. Edge computing refers to low form factor devices, such as IoT devices, with low processing power and streaming data via network interface cards. The Cloud has the datacenters, the Edge has the IoT devices and in-between one ... Read more


HCI Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is a software-defined IT infrastructure which virtualizes all layers of a conventional IT infrastructure (compute, networking and storage). Under the term HCI one can classify hypervisors, software-defined networking (SDN) and software-defined storage or (SDS).


NoSQL databases are also known as as non-SQL databases. They are different than relational (SQL) databases and do not feature the SQL model with rows and tables. The following types of NoSQL databases are available. Examples of NoSQL databases are the following:  


PaaS in Cloud Computing refers to Platform As A Service. This refers to any service which exposes application platform access without requirement for operating system administration.


SaaS stands for Software As A Service or Security As A Service.

Unified communications

Unified communications Unified communications (UC) is a term used to describe the convergence of various communication services such as instant messaging (chat), presence, PSTN and VoIP voice calls as well as audio and video conferencing. Modern UC systems include Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Zoom and BigBlueButton. The WebRTC protocol is increasingly being used inside the ... Read more

Virtual machine

A virtual machine is a cloud-based or on-premises based virtual computer which runs under the control of a hypervisor host cluster. A hypervisor is computer software, firmware or hardware which is able to create and run virtual machines. There are two basic types of server virtualization, i.e. type 1 and type 2. Type 1 hypervisors ... Read more


XaaS Anything As A Service describes any cloud computing service which can be offered as a managed service.


Yaml YAML is a human-readable data-serialization language, primarily used for configuration files and in applications where data is being stored or transmitted. JSON is extensively used in public cloud computing Infrastructure As Code (IaC) templates. Details about the YAML specification can be found at