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Cacao Glossary

This glossary defines common terms you might see in Cacao

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A

Application credential
An application credential, specifically an Openstack application credential, is a credential that allows a user to login to an Openstack cloud without the user’s password.

C

Continuous analysis
Continuous analysis is the ability to execute workflows triggered by events, such as data changes or code changes

D

Deployment
A deployment is one or more resources, such as instances, created on one or more clouds.

I

Instance
An instance is another name for a virtual machine or server (in Openstack)

M

Meta cloud orchestration
The ability to provision resources in different types of clouds

P

Provider
A provider is another name for cloud or cloud provider, where cloud resources are created

R

Resource
A resource or cloud resource is a general term used for any object – instance, volume, container – in a cloud

T

Template
A template refers to a set of instructions or description of what cloud resources to create on a cloud. A template in Cacao requires a template engine to process the hte instructions or description. Currently, Cacao’s primary templates for OpenStack use Hashicorp Terraform.

W

Workspace
A workspace is a way to group one or more deployments.