At the heart of a meshcloud are the cloud platforms that provide cloud services and resources to users.
The following terms relate to cloud platforms:
- platform-type describes the type of a cloud platform, e.g. OpenStack, Cloud Foundry or AWS.
- meshPlatform to describe a particular deployment of such a cloud platform.
For example, meshstack can manage two, fully isolated OpenStack deployments located in different regions in the same meshcloud. While they are both of the same platform-type OpenStack, they each are individual meshPlatforms.
In a meshcloud, cloud meshPlatforms can be grouped by meshLocation. Locations are free-form but they are typically used to help users identify the geographic datacenter location as well as identify the party that is responsible for managing the cloud meshPlatforms in this meshLocation. For example, this could be an internal IT division that manages private clouds or an external service provider.