ALM for IT Definitions

  • I

    IT operations analytics (ITOA)

    IT operations analytics (ITOA) is the practice of monitoring systems and gathering, processing and interpreting data from various operations sources to guide decisions and predict potential issues.

  • IT operations management (ITOM)

    IT operations management (ITOM) is the administrative area involving technology infrastructure components and the requirements of individual applications, services, storage, networking and connectivity elements within an organization.

  • IT performance management (information technology performance management)

    IT performance management includes purchasing decisions, the standardization of IT equipment and guidance on capital and human resources. The goal is to ensure that key performance indicators (KPIs), service levels and budgets are in compliance with the organization's goals

  • IT service delivery

    IT service delivery is the manner in which a corporation provides information technology access to users throughout an application's lifecycle.

  • 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 (ITSM) is a general term that describes a strategic approach to design, deliver, manage and improve the way businesses use information technology (IT).

  • K

    Kubernetes

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

  • Kubernetes Operators

    A Kubernetes Operator is a method for application deployment that extends the capabilities of Kubernetes to manage more complex, stateful workloads.

  • L

    legacy application

    A legacy application (legacy app) is a software program that is outdated or obsolete.

  • M

    mean time to detect (MTTD)

    Mean time to detect or discover (MTTD), also referred to as mean time to identify (MTTI), is a measure of how long problems exist in an IT deployment before the appropriate parties become aware of them.

  • mission-critical application

    A mission-critical application is a software program or service that must function for the success of a business or segment of a business.

  • mutation testing

    Mutation testing, also known as code mutation testing, is a form of white box testing where testers will change specific components of an application's source code to ensure a software test suite will be able to detect the changes.

  • N

    native cloud application (NCA)

    A native cloud application (NCA) is a program that is designed specifically for a cloud computing architecture.

  • Netflix Spinnaker

    Netflix Spinnaker is an open source, multi-cloud continuous delivery application that can be used to release software updates rapidly and efficiently.

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