Connector Implementer: Any third party that is using this SDK to implement a connector for integration between a cloud service and CPBM
CPBM: CloudPortal Business Manager
Cloud Service: A capability delivered as a cloud-enabled service
Service Provider/Operator: The entity managing and operating a cloud, which is installing CPBM along with other Cloud services for self-service delivery.
SPI: Service Provider Interface. A technically correct name for a Java interface that the connector will have to implement and will be called by CPBM at appropriate points as specified in this specification. These implementations will have to conform to the semantics specified in this specification.