Cloud Computing Portability and Interoperability – Acronyms


The following acronyms are used in this Guide:

ACID Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability
API Application Program Interface
BASE Basically Available, Soft State, Eventual Consistency
BPaaS Business Process as a Service
CAMP Cloud Application Management for Platforms
CDMI Cloud Data Management Interface
CI Configuration Item
CIM Common Information Model
CIMI Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface
CMDB Configuration Management Databases
CMIP Common Management Information Protocol
CMIS Common Management Information Service
CRM Customer Relations Management
CSA Cloud Security Alliance
DBMS Database Management System
DCRM Distributed Computing Reference Model
DMTF Distributed Management Task Force
DOS Denial of Service
DTD Document Type Definition
ESB Enterprise Service Bus
FACE Future Airborne Capability Environment
GDP Gross Domestic Product
HTML HyperText Markup Language
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol
IaaS Infrastructure as a Service
IP Internet Protocol
ITSM IT Service Management
J2EE Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition
JMS Java Message Service
JSON Javascript Object Notation
NGO Non-Governmental Organization
NIST (US) National Institute of Standards and Technology
OAUTH Open Authentication Protocol
OCCI Open Cloud Computing Interface
ODCA Open Data Center Alliance
OSIMM The Open Group Service Integration Maturity Model
OTA Open Travel Alliance
OVF Open Virtualization Format
OWL Web Ontology Language
PaaS Platform as a Service
RDF Resource Description Framework
REST Representational State Transfer
SaaS Software as a Service
SLA Service-Level Agreement
SNIA Storage Networking Industry Association
SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol
SSL Secure Sockets Layer
RDBMS Relational Database Management System
SOA Service-Oriented Architecture
SOAP Simple Object Access Protocol
SQL Structured Query Language
TCP Transmission Control Protocol
TLS Transport Layer Security
TOSCA Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications
UDDI Universal Description Discovery and Integration
UDEF Universal Data Element Framework
VMAN Virtualization Management
WADL Web Application Description Language
WS-BPEL Web Services Business Process Execution Language
WSDL Web Service Description Language
WS-I Web Service Interoperability
XML Extensible Markup Language