The Cloud (The Ghost in Bare Metal) - Functionkey Inc.


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Functionkey Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

The Cloud (The Ghost in Bare Metal)


Single pane of Glass

A single pane of glass is a management console for the Cloud that presents data from multiple sources in a unified display. The glass, in this case, is a computer monitor or mobile device screen.


Cloud services need orchestration in order to work. Cloud orchestration uses service, workload and resource orchestration to do the following:

  • provision, deploy or start servers
  • acquire and assign storage capacity
  • manage networking
  • create VMs
  • gain access to specific software on cloud services


These are three main categories of cloud services:



Software as a service (SaaS) is a software delivery method where by a third-party provider hosts applications and makes them available to customers over the Internet. SaaS dependent on PaaS.



Platform as a Service (PaaS) is an optimized environment in which users can install applications and data sets. PaaS dependent on IaaS.



Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provides virtualized computing resources over the internet and depends on virtualization technology like VMware's vCenter Server & Microsoft's Azure.

Virtualization Machines (VM)
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