This document defines terms as used in the vCloud Air (formerly known as vCloud Hybrid Service).

VMware® vCloud® Air is a secure, dedicated infrastructure-as-a-service cloud, owned and operated by VMware and built on the trusted foundation of VMware vSphere® and the software-defined data center architecture.

This document is intended for anyone who wants to understand the critical components and key terminology of vCloud Air.

The vCloud Air User's Guide contains detailed information about the vCloud Air and more about the concepts referred to in this document.

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