ACA

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

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

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

azure

ACU The concept of the Azure Compute Unit (ACU) provides a way of comparing compute (CPU) performance across Azure SKUs. This will help you easily identify which SKU is most likely to satisfy your performance needs. ACU is currently standardized on a Small (Standard_A1) VM being 100 and all other SKUs then represent approximately how … Read more

AI accelerator

AI accelerator An AI accelerator is a specialized hardware component designed to perform artificial intelligence tasks more efficiently than traditional processors. It can speed up the execution of machine learning algorithms and neural networks, which are commonly used in AI applications such as image recognition, natural language processing, and autonomous driving. AI accelerators typically have … Read more

AKS

AKS standards for Azure Kubernetes Service. It is an Azure cloud managed fully-featured Kubernetes cluster service. In AKS, there are system node pools and user node pools. System node pools host the AKS infrastructure components, i.e. the control plane components of the Kubernetes cluster, such as the API server. User node pools host the customer … Read more

AMQP

Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)

The Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) is an open standard for passing business messages between applications or organizations.  It connects systems, feeds business processes with the information they need and reliably transmits onward the instructions that achieve their goals. AMQP can be thought of as an integration service protocol or middleware protocol. AMQP connects across: Reference: … Read more

Apache Kafka

apache kafka

Apache Kafka is an open-source distributed event streaming platform used by thousands of companies for high-performance data pipelines, streaming analytics, data integration, and mission-critical applications. Microsoft Azure has a Kafka service implementation in its HDInsight cloud service. In Azure you can also use Azure Event Hubs to stream data from Apache Kafka applications without setting … Read more

Authentication

authentication

Authentication Authentication (from Greek: αὐθεντικός authentikos, “real, genuine”, from αὐθέντης authentes, “author”) is the act of proving an assertion, such as the identity of a computer system user. In contrast with identification, the act of indicating a person or thing’s identity, authentication is the process of verifying that identity. It might involve validating personal identity … Read more

Authorization

security and privacy

Authorization Authorization is the function of specifying access rights/privileges to resources, which is related to general information security and computer security, and to access control in particular. More formally, “to authorize” is to define an access policy. For example, human resources staff are normally authorized to access employee records and this policy is often formalized … Read more

Azure

azure

The Azure cloud platform is more than 200 products and cloud services designed to help you bring new solutions to life—to solve today’s challenges and create the future. Build, run, and manage applications across multiple clouds, on-premises, and at the edge, with the tools and frameworks of your choice. Microsoft Azure, often referred to as … Read more

BaaS

BaaS means Backup As A Service and refers to any managed service which allows for remote backup and recovery of any type of on-premise or cloud workload, including but not limited to:

CPU

Central Processing Unit CPU

A central processing unit (CPU), also called a central processor, main processor or just processor, is the electronic circuitry that executes instructions comprising a computer program. The CPU performs basic arithmetic, logic, controlling, and input/output (I/O) operations specified by the instructions in the program. This contrasts with external components such as main memory and I/O … Read more

DaaS

Desktop As A Service (VDI vs Hosted Shared Desktops) or Diagnostics As A Service (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/blog/daas/).

DCOM

DCOM

Definition of DCOM The Microsoft Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) Remote Protocol exposes application objects via remote procedure calls (RPCs) and consists of a set of extensions layered on the Microsoft Remote Procedure Call Extensions. Reference https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/openspecs/windows_protocols/ms-dcom/4a893f3d-bd29-48cd-9f43-d9777a4415b0

DDOS

security and privacy

DDOS In computing, a denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) is a cyber-attack in which the perpetrator seeks to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users by temporarily or indefinitely disrupting services of a host connected to a network. Denial of service is typically accomplished by flooding the targeted machine or resource with … Read more

DRaaS

DRaaS (Disaster Recovery As A Service) is a managed service in which disaster recovery is offered as a cloud service. Disaster recovery includes business continuity (BCDR) and backup as a service (BaaS). DRaaS management server can be either an on-premise or a cloud server. There are various DRaaS providers, most of which are already providing … Read more

Edge computing

cloud fog edge

Edge computing allows devices in remote locations to process data at the “edge” of the network, either by the device or a local server. And when data needs to be processed in the central datacenter, only the most important data is transmitted, thereby minimizing latency. Businesses use edge computing to improve the response times of … Read more

Firmware

firmware

Firmware In computing, firmware is a specific class of computer software that provides the low-level control for a device’s specific hardware. Firmware, such as the BIOS of a personal computer, may contain basic functions of a device, and may provide hardware abstraction services to higher-level software such as operating systems. For less complex devices, firmware … Read more

Git

GIT

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