IT Management Slideshow: Quiz: How Well Do You Speak Cloud?

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 05-26-2011

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This type of Cloud Service is a subset of Hardware as a Service and is most likely to involve sharing products such as firewalls or virtual private network hardware.

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Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas)

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Which open standard allows users to share private resources stored on one site with another site, without having to hand out credentials, username or password? (Hint: This is widely used by Twitter.)

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Open authorization, or "oAuth" if you want to talk like your tech folks.

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What is a popular framework for writing Web applications that are language-independent?

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Web Service Gateway Interface (WSGI). It defines how headers, data and URL parameters are passed into a script no matter what language it's written in.

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Which method of scaling requires you to add more machines to your app, as opposed to adding hardware to the same machine?

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Horizontal scaling. (We'll also accept the answer, "scaling out.")

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Which guideline requires you to use only lowercase alphanumeric characters, starting with a letter, and dashes in domain names?

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DNS Safe. (And don't think about using underscores either, because they're not supported.)

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What are a set of instances that all perform the same function, and allow for more instances to be added in order to scale out?

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An auto-scaling group, a configuration that automatically scales up or down based upon a pre-specified set of triggers provided, such as CPU utilization. (Got all of that?)

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