Overview

DivvyCloud has a standard vernacular used to describe virtual/software defined resources across public and private cloud technologies. This section provides a breakdown of supported resource types, the cloud(s) the resource is supported in and more.

Use the navigation on the left hand side to drill down into the different resource types for a detailed breakdown.

Resource Type Description
Access List Used to protect and ingress/egress traffic to cloud resources (Security Groups/NACLs)
Access List Rule Ingress/Egress traffic rules for Security Groups/NACLs
API Accounting Config Logs and tracks all calls made to the provider API (AWS CloudTrail)
API Access Key Used to make programmatic calls to Cloud Provider’s API
Autoscaling Group Collection of instances used for scaling and management
Autoscaling Launch Configuration Configuration for autoscaling groups (min, max, etc)
Availability Zone Where cloud resources are located
Big Data Instance Big data/data warehouse instances (AWS Redshift, GCP Big Table)
Big Data Snapshot Point-in-time back up of a big data instance
Cache Instance Memory cache instance (AWS ElastiCache, Redis, etc.)
Cloud Account Secure, world-wide storage and retrieval of any amount of data at any time
Cloud Advisor Check A recommendation guide that analyzes your configuration and usage (AWS Trusted Advisor)
Cloud Alarm Nofication on events from a Content Delivery Network (AWS Cloudwatch Events)
Cloud App A virtual application consisting of multiple cloud resources (VMware vApp)
Cloud Group A cloud provider group within an organization service
Cloud Key An API key used to access the cloud native programmatic API
Cloud Policy A policy that will gave specific permissions to Cloud Users, Groups or Roles (AWS IAM)
Cloud Limit Limits placed on amount of services available for cloud provider accounts
Cloud Region Where cloud resources are located
Cloud Role A cloud provider role within an organization service
Cloud Service Cost Cost associated with cloud provider services
Cloud User A cloud user account used to access the provider console/API (AWS IAM)
Content Delivery Network A service that securely delivers data
Database Instance Database instance (RDS, CloudDatabase, etc.)
Database Snapshot Point-in-time backup of a database instance
Datastore Storage Systems which are shared across multiple virtual machines (typically used in VMWare)
Data Stream The transfer of data at a steady high-speed rate (AWS Kinesis)
Delivery Stream Load streaming data into data stores and analytics tools (AWS Firehose)
Distributed Table NoSQL database table (AWS DynamoDB)
Distributed Table Cluster In-memory cache for Distributed Tables (DynamoDB DAX)
DNS Zone Used to store DNS records for name public/private name resolution (AWS Route53)
DNS Record A single record within a DNS Zone
Elasticsearch Instance A restful search and analytics engine (AWS Elasticsearch)
Email Service Domain A cloud-based email sending service (AWS SES)
Encryption Key A master key used to encrypt cloud volumes, databases and more (AWS KMS)
Hypervisor A hypervisor/dedicated host responsible for housing compute instances
Identity Provider Creates, maintains, and manages identity information, providing authentication (SAML, AD)
Instance Compute instance (EC2, CloudServers, etc.)
Instance Status System/instance reachability status for compute instances
Internet Gateway A logical connection between a network and the internet
Kubernetes Cluster A logical grouping of Kubernetes Containers
Kubernetes Container Small, lightweight execution environments that share the operating system kernel
Kubernetes Deployment Provides declarative updates for Pods and ReplicaSets
Kubernetes Ingress An API object that manages external access to the services in a cluster
Kubernetes Node The worker machines running the containers
Kubernetes Pod A running process on your cluster
Kubernetes Service A grouping of pods that are running on the cluster
Load Balancer Used in multi-tier apps to distribute load across a variety of compute instances
MapReduce Cluster A programming model for processing and generating large data sets (Hadoop)
MemCache Snapshot Point-in-time backup of a memcache instance
Message Queue Message queuing services (AWS SQS)
NAT Gateway Enables instances in a private networ to forward traffic to the Internet
Network Logically isolated virtual environment within a Cloud Provider (AWS VPC)
Network Flow Log Stores configuration and delivery info regarding traffic flows in a cloud network
Network Gateway A gateway that enables egress network communication to the Internet
Network Interface Virtual interfaces that can allow communication between networks/subnets
Network Peer Interconnects two private networks
Notification Subscription Subscription-based notifications (AWS SNS, GCP Pub/Sub)
Notification Topic Topic to use when delivering notifications
Private Image Private/shared image which can be used to create a compute instance
Private Network Used to isolate compute resources for improved security and communication
Private Subnet Private logical subdivision of a network
Public Image A public image of an instance which is available to the public at large
Public IP Elastic/Floating IP addresses which allow communication over the Internet
Reserved Instance Guaranteed, available virtual private servers (AWS RIs, Azure Pre-Paid Instances)
Route Table Used to store routes
Search Cluster A cluster of Elasticsearch Instances
Serverless Function A compute service that runs code in respose to events
Service Alarm Cloud provider alarm within an organization service (AWS CloudWatch Alarm)
Shared File System Scalable volumes that can be shared between multiple instances (eg: AWS EFS)
Snapshot Point-in-time backups of volumes
Spanner A globally-distributed, and synchronously-replicated database
SSH Key Pair Public and Private keys associated with a cloud provider within an organization service
SSL Certificate A certificate bound to a load balancer to facilitate secure client/server communication
Stack Template Infrastructure as code (CloudFormation Templates)
Storage Container Object stoarge (S3, Swift, CloudFiles, etc.)
Subnet A smaller subset of a parent private network
Volume Network attached storage (EBS, Virtual Disks, etc.)
Workspace Virtual desktops (AWS Workspaces)

Cloud Support Matrix

The matrix below identifies resource support by cloud and denotes the corresponding terminology used in the supported cloud. An N/A denotes that the cloud technology does not support the referenced resource type.

Resource Type Amazon Web Services (AWS) AWS GovCloud AWS China Microsoft Azure Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Alibaba Cloud OpenStack VMware
Access List NACL / Security Group NACL / Security Group NACL / Security Group Network Security Group Network Firewall Security Group Security Group N/A
Access List Rule Rules Rules Rules Security Rules Firewall Rules Rules Rules N/A
API Accounting Config CloudTrail Cloudtrail CloudTrail N/A StackDriver Logging ActionTrail N/A N/A
Autoscaling Group Autoscaling Group Autoscaling Group Autoscaling Group N/A Autoscalers N/A N/A N/A
Autoscaling Launch Config Launch Configurations N/A Launch Configurations N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Availability Zone Availability Zone Availability Zone Availability Zone N/A Availability Zone Availability Zone Availability Zone Availability Zone
Big Data Instance Redshift Redshift Redshift N/A BigQuery N/A N/A N/A
Big Data Snapshot Redshift Snapshot Redshift Snapshot Redshift Snapshot N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cache Instance ElastiCache Elasticache ElastiCache Azure Redis Memorystore AsparaDB for Redis N/A N/A
Cloud Account Cloud Account Cloud Account Cloud Account Cloud Account/Subscription? Cloud Account Cloud Account N/A N/A
Cloud Advisor Check Trusted Advisor N/A Trusted Advisor N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cloud Alarm CloudWatch Alarm CloudWatch Alarm CloudWatch Alarm N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cloud App N/A N/A N/A Web App N/A N/A N/A vApp
Cloud Group IAM Group IAM Group IAM Group Group Group RAM Group Group Group
Cloud Key IAM API Access Key IAM API Access Key IAM API Access Key N/A N/A User Access Key N/A N/A
Cloud Limit Limit Limit Limit Limit Limit N/A N/A N/A
Cloud Policy IAM Policy IAM Policy IAM Policy Policy Policy RAM Policy Policy Policy
Cloud Region Region N/A Region N/A Region Region N/A N/A
Cloud Role IAM Role IAM Role IAM Role Role Role RAM Role Role Role
Cloud User IAM User IAM User IAM User User User RAM User User User
Content Delivery Network CloudFront CloudFront CloudFront N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Database Instance RDS Database RDS Database RDS Database Azure Database for Postgres/MySQL Cloud SQL AsparaDB for RDS Trove N/A
Database Snapshot RDS Snapshot RDS Snapshot RDS Snapshot N/A Cloud SQL Backup RDS Snapshot N/A N/A
Datastore N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Datastore
Data Stream Kinesis Kinesis Kinesis N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delivery Stream Firehose N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Distributed Table DynamoDB DynamoDB DynamoDB Azure CosmosDB N/A N/A N/A N/A
Distributed Table Cluster Dynamo DB DAX N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
DNS Zone Route53 Zone N/A N/A DNS Zone DNS Zone N/A N/A N/A
DNS Record Route53 Zone Record N/A N/A Zone Record Zone Record N/A Zone Record N/A
Elasticsearch Instance Elasticsearch Elasticsearch Elasticsearch N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Email Service Domain Simple Email Service (SES) Simple Email Service (SES) Simple Email Service (SES) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Encryption Key KMS KMS N/A KeyVault Key Managmeent Service KMS N/A N/A
Hypervisor Dedicated Instance Dedicated Instance Dedicated Instance N/A N/A N/A Hypervisor Hypervisor
Instance EC2 Instance EC2 Instance EC2 Instance Virtual Machine Instance ECS Instance Node VirtualMachine
Internet Gateway Internet Gateway Internet Gateway Internet Gateway N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kubernetes Cluster EKS N/A N/A AKS GKE N/A N/A N/A
Load Balancer ELB/ALB/NLB ELB/ALB/NLB ELB/ALB/NLB Load Balancer Load Balancer Load Balancer Load Balancer Load Balancer
MapReduce Cluster Elastic Mapreduce (EMR) Elastic Mapreduce (EMR) Elastic Mapreduce (EMR) MapReduce MapReduce N/A N/A N/A
MemCache Snapshot ElastiCache Snapshot Elasticache Snapshot ElastiCache Snapshot N/A MemoryStore Backup Redis Snapshot N/A N/A
Message Queue Simple Queue Service (SQS) Simple Queue Service (SQS) Simple Queue Service (SQS) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
NAT Gateway NAT Gateway N/A NAT Gateway N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Network Flow Log VPC Flow Log VPC Flow Log VPC Flog Log N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Network Interface Network Interface Network Interface Network Interface Network Interface Network Interface Network Interface Network Interface Network Interface
Network Peer VPC Peer VPC Peer VPC Peer N/A Network Peer N/A N/A N/A
Notification Subscription SNS SNS SNS N/A Pub / Sub N/A N/A N/A
Notification Topic SNS SNS SNS N/A Pub / Sub N/A N/A N/A
Private Image AMI (Private) AMI (Private AMI (Private) Image Image Image Image Image
Private Network VPC VPC VPC Network VPC VPC Network Network
Private Subnet VPC Subnet VPC Subnet VPC Subnet Subnet Subnet VSwitch Subnet Subnet
Public Image AMI (Public) AMI (Public) AMI (Public) Image Image Public Image Image N/A
Public IP Elastic IP Elastic IP Elastic IP Reserved IP Reserved IP Elastic IP Floating IP N/A
Reserved Instance Reserved Instance Reserved Instance N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Route Table Route Table N/A Route Table Route Table Route Table Route Table Route Table N/A
Route Route N/A Route Route Route Route Route Route
Serverless Function Lambda Lambda Lambda N/A Cloud Function N/A N/A N/A
Shared File System EFS N/A N/A File Share N/A N/A N/A N/A
Snapshot EBS Snapshot EBS Snapshot EBS Snapshot Managed Snapshot Snapshot Snapshot N/A Snapshot
Spanner N/A N/A N/A N/A Cloud Spanner N/A N/A N/A
SSH Key Pair SSH Key Pair SSH Key Pair SSH Key Pair SSH Key Pair SSH Key Pair SSH Key Pair SSH Key Pair SSH Key Pair
SSL Certificate IAM/ACM SSL Certificate N/A IAM/ACM SSL Certificates SSL Certificate SSL Certificate N/A N/A SSL Certificate
Stack Template CloudFormation Templates CloudFormation Templates CloudFormation Templates Azure Resource Manager Templates Cloud Deployment Manager N/A N/A N/A
Storage Container S3 Bucket S3 Bucket S3 Bucket Blob Storage Container Cloud Storage OSS Bucket Swift N/A
Volume EBS Volume EBS Volume EBS Volume Managed Disks Persistent Disk Cloud Disks Volume N/A
Workspace Workspace N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A