Definitions

  • C

    COBOL (Common Business Oriented Language)

    COBOL (Common Business-Oriented Language) is a programming language created in 1960, and was the first to run on multiple operating systems.

  • composable infrastructure

    In a composable infrastructure, a software application calls the physical compute, storage and network resources services it requires and assembles an infrastructure to support the application on-demand.

  • configuration management (CM)

    Configuration management is a governance and systems engineering process that ensures the proper accounting of an enterprise's configuration items and of the interrelationship between them in an operational environment.

  • container management software

    Container management software is programming that facilitates the administration of software modules deployed in a distributed environment.

  • Containers as a Service (CaaS)

    Containers as a service (CaaS) is a form of container-based virtualization in which container engines, orchestration and the underlying compute resources are delivered to users as a service from a cloud provider.

  • continuous delivery (CD)

    Continuous delivery (CD) is an extension of the concept of continuous integration (CI). Whereas CI deals with the build/test part of the development cycle for each version, CD focuses on what happens with a committed change after that point.

  • continuous deployment

    Continuous deployment is a process that shortens the time between software testing and release by automatically pushing out software updates that pass the automated testing phase.

  • cook-off test

    A cook-off test is a controlled experiment conducted to determine if or how soon a component, device or system will malfunction because of internally generated heat... (Continued)

  • D

    DCML (Data Center Markup Language)

    DCML (Data Center Markup Language), based on Extensible Markup Language (XML), is a data format and model for exchanging information that describes a data center environment.

  • dependency hell

    Dependency hell occurs when a software application cannot access the additional programming it depends upon to function.

  • DevOps

    In its most broad meaning, DevOps is an operational philosophy that promotes better communication between development and operations as more elements of operations become programmable. In its most narrow interpretation, DevOps describes the part of an organization’s information technology (IT) team that creates and maintains infrastructure.

  • DevOps as a Service

    DevOps as a Service (DaaS) is a delivery model for a set of tools that facilitates collaboration between an organization's software development team and the operations team. In this delivery model, the DaaS provider collects the disparate tools that cover various aspects of the overall process and connects these tools to work together as one unit.

  • DevOps certification

    DevOps certification is a formalized testing program intended to ensure that applicants have achieved an appropriate level of skills and knowledge for working in the converged areas of software development and IT operations.

  • DevOps engineer

    DevOps engineer is a professional role for information technology (IT) employees who work with development, testing and other aspects of IT to bring new software releases through development, and deploy, test and run the code on production IT infrastructure.

  • disaggregated server

    A disaggregated server is a server that breaks up components and resources into subsystems. Disaggregated servers can be adapted to changing storage or compute loads as needed without replacing or disrupting an entire server for an extended period of time.

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