Marketplace Glossary

This glossary defines the core concepts behind Marketplace to help build your mental model of how Marketplace work and understand what the documentation is referring to when it uses certain terminology.

1-Click apps allows you to create different DigitalOcean resources with pre-installed features and configurations, enabling you to get your application running quickly.
Add-Ons are a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that allow you to add new features to your DigitalOcean resources and projects quickly without needing to go through typical software initialization and set up.
Hybrid clouds are cloud services that incorporate a private cloud infrastructure while being hosted by a public cloud service provider.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is a type of cloud service that offers storage, computing, and networking resources on a subscription basis.
Multicloud refers to using multiple public cloud service providers to run an application.
On-demand self-service cloud resources are resources that are provisioned without human interaction.
Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a type of cloud service that offers deployment platforms to build, deploy, and scale applications on a subscription basis.
Public clouds are servers accessed over the internet with public cloud services offered and hosted by a cloud service provider, such as DigitalOcean’s Droplets.
Software as a Service (SaaS) is a type of cloud service that offers software solutions as a product, hosted by the cloud service provider on a subscription basis.
Vendor Lock-In, proprietary lock-in, or customer lock-in, is a situation where the cost of switching from one cloud vendor to another is too high, resulting in users being “stuck” with their original vendor.