Overview of cloud feature terminology which could be important for a laaS gateway and management integration.
|Availability Zone||Availability Zone||Availability Zone||Availability Zone|
|Network||VPC||VNET||VPC-Cloud virtual network|
|Recources Managment||Across specific account||Across specific Subscription||Global, Regional and Zone specific recources|
|Virtual Machine (VM)||Instance||Virtual Machine||Virtual Machine Instance|
|Image Type Format||AMI||VM Images||Public / Private / Custom Image|
|Public IP Addresses||Public / Elastic IP||Basic / Standard IP||Ephemeral / Static external IP|
|Load Balancing||Application / Network / Classic Load Balancer / ELB||Azure Load Balancer, Application Gateway||External Network and HTTP Load Balancing, Internal Load Balancing|
|Native Security / Security Groups||Security Groups / NACL||Network Security Group (NSG)||Compute Engine Firewall Rules|
|Scalable compute instances (servers)||Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)||Azure VM||Compute Engine|
|Domain Name System (DNS)||Route 53||Azure DNS or Traffic Manager||Cloud DNS|
|Network Address Translation (NAT)||NAT Gateways||NAT Gateways||Cloud NAT|
|Network Peering||VPC Peering Connections||Virtual Network Peering||VPC Network Peering|
|Network Routes/Routing||Route Tables||Azure Virtual Network Routing||Routes|
|Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)||Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)||Virtual Network (VNet)||Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)|
|VPC Endpoints||VPC Endpoints||Virtual Network Service Endpoint||Private Services, Private Google Access and/or Shared VPC|
|VPN Gateway||Virtual Private Gateway||Azure VPN Gateway||Cloud VPN|
|Object Storage||S3 Buckets||Blob Storage||Cloud Storage|
|Identity and Access Management (IAM)||Identity Access Management (IAM)||Azure Role-Based ACL (RBAC) or Azure AD||Cloud IAM|
|Content Delivery Network (CDN)||Cloudfront||Azure CDN||Cloud CDN or CDN Interconnect|
|Autoscaling||Auto-scaling group||VM Scale Sets||Compute Engine Autoscaler|
|API endpoints||API Gateway||API Management||Cloud Endpoints|
Single entryway that allows multiple APIs or microservices to act cohesively.
Scales resources (of a group) up or down based on usage and rules.
Availability Zone (AZ):
Distinct locations (within regions) where resources are housed - designed to be isolated from failures in other AZs.
Scalable compute instances (servers)
Content Delivery Network (CDN):
Global network that delivers content based on the geographic locations of the user.
Domain Name System (DNS):
Naming database in which internet domain names are located and translated into IP addresses.
Identity and Access Management (IAM):
Manage access to cloud services and resources securely.
VPC component that allows communication between instances in VPCs and the internet.
Pushes traffic (in a balanced way) across multiple targets in multiple AZs.
Network Address Translation (NAT):
Enable outbound internet traffic from instances in a private subnet.
A networking connection between two VPCs that enables the routing traffic between them using private IP addresses.
A set of rules that are used to determine where network traffic from subnets and/or gateways are directed.
Scalable, highly available storage for objects.
Worldwide locations where resources are hosted.
Contains a list of security rules that allow or deny network traffic to resources.
Logical subdivision of an IP network. Can be private or public.
Virtual Private Cloud (VPC):
A logically isolated section of the cloud where you can launch resources.
Privately connects VPC to other cloud and endpoint services.
Private connection to VPCs.
- Availability Zone
- Compute Instances
- load balancing