Cloud-in-a-Can

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What Does Cloud-in-a-Can Mean?

A cloud-in-a-can is a single product that allows a company to deploy a private virtual environment protected by a firewall. Cloud-in-a-can products are intended to reduce the costs of setting up cloud infrastructure. Cloud-in-a-can solutions are usually a combination of software and the hardware needed to run it properly.

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Cloud-in-a-can solutions are also referred to as cloud-in-a-box.

Techopedia Explains Cloud-in-a-Can

Cloud-in-can is a business IT solution that is intended to allow a company to set up a private cloud in a relatively short period of time. The company also reduces future compatibility issues by deploying a cloud with standardized architecture. Once the cloud-in-a-can is deployed, the company simply needs to integrate the cloud functions with the existing databases and software. Ideally, this streamlining significantly shortens the timeline to complete the implementation of a private cloud.

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Margaret Rouse
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Margaret is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical business audience. Over the past twenty years, her IT definitions have been published by Que in an encyclopedia of technology terms and cited in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine, and Discovery Magazine. She joined Techopedia in 2011. Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages.