Definitions

  • I

    IT systems management

    Systems management is the administration of the information technology systems in an enterprise data center. An effective systems management plan facilitates the delivery of IT as a service (ITaaS) and allows the organization's employees to respond to changing business requirements in an agile manner.

  • IT/OT convergence

    IT/OT convergence is the integration of information technology (IT) systems used for data-centric computing with operational technology (OT) systems used to monitor events, processes and devices and make adjustments in enterprise and industrial operations.

  • ITSM (IT Service Management)

    IT Service Management involves the design, delivery, management and continuous improvement of IT services that meet business needs.

  • K

    Kibana

    Kibana is an open source data visualization and exploration platform from Elastic that is specialized for large volumes of streaming and real-time data.

  • Kubernetes

    Kubernetes, also referred to as K8s, is an open source system used to manage Linux containers across private, public and hybrid cloud environments.

  • L

    legacy application

    A legacy application (legacy app) is a software program that is outdated or obsolete.

  • Linux Containers Project

    Linux Containers is a project created to provide a distro- and vendor-neutral environment for the development of Linux container technologies.

  • log management

    Log management is the collective processes and policies used to administer and facilitate the generation, transmission, analysis, storage, archiving and ultimate disposal of the large volumes of log data created within an information system.

  • Loggly

    Loggly is a cloud-based enterprise log management and analytics tool. The Software as a Service product makes log data accessible and useful to more groups within an enterprise.

  • LXD (Linux container hypervisor)

    LXD is an open source project founded by Canonical that aims to provide a hypervisor-like set of tools to manage Linux containers.

  • M

    MIPS (million instructions per second)

    The number of MIPS (million instructions per second) is a general measure of computing performance and, by implication, the amount of work a larger computer can do.

  • MIS (management information systems)

    MIS, or management information systems, is the software and hardware to support critical business applications. MIS also refers to the staff who select and manage these systems.

  • mission-critical computing

    Mission-critical computing is the essential systems for which downtime would result in the failure of business operations.

  • mobile cloud applications

    A mobile cloud application is a software program that is designed to be accessed over the Internet by many types of portable computing devices.

  • N

    Nagios

    Nagios is an open source monitoring system for computer systems. It was designed with core components to run on the Linux operating system and can monitor devices running Linux, Windows and Unix OSes.

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