Cloud monitoring

Refers to monitoring of the performance of physical and virtual servers, the resources they share, and the applications running on them.

Cloud performance

Refers to monitoring servers and applications in private and public clouds. Cloud performance software helps identify instances where a particular application may require additional resources to prevent potential outages.

Cloud security

Is the set of security protocols, methodologies, and technologies that protect cloud resource availability and the data integrity in a cloud computing environment.

Cloud server

Is a logical server that is built, hosted, and delivered through a cloud computing platform over the Internet. Cloud servers possess and exhibit similar capabilities and functionality to a typical server, but are accessed remotely from a cloud service provider.

Cloud service

Is any resource that is provided over the Internet. Common cloud service resources include Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).


Refers to a native hypervisor-based Windows server virtualization platform, which enables you to consolidate workload on a single physical server.