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Terminology

Name Description Examples
Organization Legal representation of the entity that can be a client of the Operator. Ministry A, Department B
Project Functionality in Self-Service Portal, which allows to group internal resources into projects, which allows to limit access to resources for people. Internal systems, Public web
Service Provider Organization can publish offerings in marketplace as soon as it is registered as service provider. ETAIS, UT HPCC
Offering Service Offering from Service Provider, which can be requested via a Marketplace. Correspond to an entry in the Service Catalogue. VPS with LB, VDC in DataCenter 1
Category A grouping of the Offerings defining metadata common to all offerings in this Category. Compute, Storage, Operations
Section Section is a named aggregate of offering attributes. System information, Support, Security
Attribute Attribute is an atomic piece of offering metadata, it has name, type and list of options. Peak TFlop/s, Memory per node (GB)
Plan An option for paying for a particular Offering. There can be multiple options but at each point in time only one Plan can be active. Small private cloud, Big private cloud
Order A collection of Order items. Considered as done when all Order Items have been processed. 3 different Offerings with configuration.
Order Item Connects Offering with concrete Organization and configuration settings. Small VPC with name “test”
Resource Created as part of fulfilling the Order Item. Represents part of the Offering that customer Organization can use. VM, VPC
Category component Specifies unit of measurement, display name and internal name of the component, which should be present in every category offerings. It is used for aggregating offering component usage and rendering dashboard charts in both project and organization workspace. vCPU, RAM, storage
Offering component Usage-based component that constitute offering. It may refer to the category component via parent field in order to ensure that component usage is aggregated. Database count, disk usage
Plan Component Components that constitute a plan. vCPU, RAM, storage, network bandwidth
Component usage Collects reported resource usage for each plan component separately. 5 virtual floating IPs for the last month.

Last update: 2021-09-10