The below terms are stylized specifically in terms of capitalization, spelling, and formatting. Definition sources and credits are listed at the bottom of the page.
To jump ahead alphabetically, please use the below internal links.
|Application Programming Interface; a set of functions and procedures allowing the creation of applications that access the features or data of an operating system, application, or other service. 1
|SoFy’s robust list of APIs available for customer use, indicating which product the API belongs to and the description of its function.
|Amazon Web Services; Amazon’s on-demand cloud computing platform and offered API services.
|Microsoft’s cloud computing service for building, deploying, and managing applications and servicess.
|A catalog offering that demonstrates how product capabilities solve real-world business problems. It integrates one or more HCL Software products with configuration and data.
|Command Line Interface; a text-based user interface that processes commands to a computer program in the form of lines of text and command codes.
|Aka “the cloud” or servers that are accessed over the Internet, and the software and databases that run on those servers.2
|Technologies that empower organizations to build and run scalable applications in modern, dynamic environments such as public, private, and hybrid clouds. Containers, service meshes, microservices, immutable infrastructure, and declarative APIs are examples of cloud native software. 3
|An application, software, or service designed to run on a cloud computing framework via the Internet.
|A unit of software that bundles software code and enables applications to run rapidly and reliably from one computing environment to another.
|SoFy Demos provide ways to explore Product capabilities, with scenarios you can try out right within the product itself.
|SoFy’s Demo Packs contain demo assets like data, configuration, and applications, that can be installed with a Product to provide a richer demo experience. Note: Demo Packs automatically bundle the dependent products.
|A methodology in which teams own an entire process from development to operations.4
|An open platform for developing, shipping, and running applications; provides the ability to package and run an application in a loosely isolated environment called a container.5
|SoFy’s ingress controller for each solution, managing traffic from outside a Kubernetes cluster to services inside the cluster. 6
|Flexera’s licensed optimization solution that manages your IT software through a normalized inventory of enriched data; SoFy has integration capabilities with FlexNet.7
|Google Cloud Platform; Google’s cloud computing suite that runs on the same infrastructure as Google does internally.
|An open source visualization and analytics software that allows you to query, visualize, alert on, and explore your metrics no matter where they are stored; SoFy has integration capabilities with Grafana.8
|Our managed cloud service for HCL Software; SoFy’s in-house “cloud native-as-a-Service” offering.
|Short for ‘Solution Factory’ – a platform that utilizes Helm technology to combine HCL Products and APIs as cloud-ready building blocks into portable, deployable solutions.
|A Helm package that contains information sufficient for installing a set of Kubernetes resources into a Kubernetes cluster. 9
|An open source ‘Identity’ and ‘Access Management’ solution aimed at modern applications and services; SoFy has integration capabilities with Keycloak. 10
|The command-line tool that allows you to run commands against Kubernetes clusters, deploy applications, inspect and manage cluster resources, and view logs. 11
|A portable, extensible, open source orchestration platform for managing containerized workloads and services, that facilitates both declarative configuration and automation. 12
|A set of nodes within a Kubernetes cluster that share the same configuration (range, machine type, etc).
|Aka on-premises software; software that is housed on a physical location and operates on a local server and computing infrastructure, opposed to being hosted on the cloud or via a remote facility.
|Applications, software, or services that are publicly accessible, thus able to be utilized, modified, or shared by anyone.
|Solutions built with preview content from the SoFy Catalog can be built and deployed in SoFy sandbox; however they can't be downloaded.
|SoFy’s cloud native, complete HCL Software product offerings, in a Kubernetes-ready format.
|An open source systems monitoring and alerting toolkit that includes built-in and active scraping, storing, querying, graphing, and alerting based on time series data; SoFy has integration capabilities with Prometheus.13
|SoFy’s bi-weekly product update notation, providing users with useful details on software improvements, bug fixes, and feature rollouts.
|Representational State Transfer (REST) Application Programming Interface (API); enables two computer systems to communicate over HTTP in a similar way to web servers or browsers.
|SoFy's technical blog, including a range of informational topics presented in various, digestible formats - made for a range of audiences, from the SoFy user to the general cloud native developer audience.
|SoFy’s robust list of pre-built cloud native solutions that users can explore and test in our Sandbox environment.
|SoFy Common Services
|SoFy’s pre-integrated services; e.g. - integrations with FlexNet, Grafana, Keycloak, or Prometheus; use of Access Control Service (ACS), optional Monitoring Dashboard.
|SoFy's list of most frequently asked questions.
|SoFy’s included dashboard to monitor health, logs, pods, etc. of your solution.
|This list! SoFy’s evergreen list of terms and definitions helpful for SoFy customers and general cloud native audiences.
|SoFy’s instructional resources for more information on specific and technical SoFy topics; SoFy Guides are written in a formal and directional format with specific topics and instructions.
|SoFy’s in-house deployment testing environment – test out, modify, build and rebuild your solution for hours or weeks at a time.
|A pre-built, cloud native product offering selected from the SoFy Catalog packaged into a unique Helm chart solution, ready for deployment into any cloud environment.
|A digital certificate that authenticates a website’s identity and enables an encrypted connection to the site.
|Standard Query Language; SQL is the most common language for extracting and organizing data stored in a relational database.
|Swagger is an Interface Description Language for describing RESTful APIs expressed using json.
|User Interface/User Experience – both terms focus on the design of a user interface for machines and software with a focus on amplifying usability.
|A software-based computer that exists within another computer’s operating system, often used for the purposes of testing, backing up data, or running SaaS applications.
|YAML Ain’t Markup Language; a digestible data serialization language commonly used in applications and files where data is stored or transmitted.
1. Definition source: Oxford Languages and Google