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
API Accounting Logs and tracks all calls made to the provider API (AWS CloudTrail)
Autoscaling Groups Collection of instances used for scaling and management
Availability Zones Where cloud resources are located
Big Data Instance Big data/data warehouse instances (AWS Redshift, GCE Big Table)
Big Data Snapshot Point-in-time back up of a big data instance
Cloud App A virtual application consisting of multiple cloud resources (eg: VMware vApp)
Cloud Key An API key used to access the cloud native programmatic API
Cloud User A cloud user account used to access the provider console/API (AWS IAM)
Database Instance Database instance (RDS, CloudDatabase, etc.)
Database Snapshot Point-in-time backup of a database instance
Datastores Storage Systems which are shared across multiple virtual machines (typically used in VMWare)
DNS Zone Used to store DNS records for name public/private name resolution (eg: AWS Route53)
DNS Record A single record within a DNS Zone
Encryption Key A master key used to encrypt cloud volumes, databases and more (eg: AWS KMS)
Hypervisor A hypervisor/dedicated host responsible for housing compute instances
Instance Compute instance (EC2, CloudServers, etc.)
Instance Status System/instance reachability status for compute instances
Load Balancer Used in multi-tier apps to distribute load across a variety of compute instances
Memcache Instance Memory cache instance (ElastiCache, etc.)
Memcache Snapshot Point-in-time backup of a memcache instance
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
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
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 Instances Guaranteed, available virtual private servers (eg: AWS RIs, Azure Pre-Paid Instances)
Resource Access List Used to protect and ingress/egress traffic to cloud resources (Security Groups/NACLs
Route Table Used to store routes
Service Alarms Cloud provider alarm within an organization service (eg: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
SSH Key Pairs 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
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.)

Cloud Support Matrix

The matrix below identifies resource support by cloud. N/A denotes that the cloud technology does not support the referenced resource type.

Resource Type Amazon Web Services (AWS) Microsoft Azure (ARM) Google Compute Engine (GCE) Rackspace (RAX) OpenStack VMware
Instance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Database Instance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
Memcache Instance Yes Yes No N/A N/A N/A
Big Data Instance Yes No No N/A N/A N/A
Instance Status Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
API Accounting Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Volume Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
Snapshot Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
Database Snapshot Yes No No No No N/A
Memcache Snapshot Yes No No N/A N/A N/A
Resource Access List Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes N/A
Storage Container Yes No No Yes Yes N/A
Datastores N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes
Hypervisor Yes No No No Yes Yes
Private Image Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Public Image Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Public IP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Load Balancer Yes No No No No No
Private Network Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Subnet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Network Interface Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Network Gateway Yes No No N/A N/A N/A
Route Table Yes No No No No N/A
Route Yes No No No No N/A
SSH Key Pair Yes No Yes Yes Yes N/A
DNS Zone Yes Yes No Yes No N/A
DNS Record Yes Yes No Yes No N/A
Cloud App N/A Yes N/A No No No
Cloud User Yes No No No No No
Cloud Key Yes No No No No N/A
SSL Certificate Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Encryption Key Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A