ALM for IT Definitions

  • N

    NoOps

    NoOps (no operations) is the concept that an IT environment can become so automated and abstracted from the underlying infrastructure that there is no need for a dedicated team to manage software in-house. 

  • O

    open core model (open core software)

    The open core model is a business strategy where a company offers a “core” version of a product with limited features as free and open source (FOSS) software at the same time an add-on commercial version is released as proprietary software.

  • P

    Perforce Software

    Perforce is a software company that specializes in software configuration management, version control and collaboration products. The company is the recognized market leader in version control within the gaming sector.

  • phased rollout

    Phased rollout is a hardware or software migration method that involves incremental implementation of a new system. A phased migration might be conducted either by implementing the entire new system in some locations or business units or by implementing separate modules of the system independently until the implementation is complete.

  • progressive delivery

    Progressive delivery is the process of pushing changes to a product iteratively, first to a small audience and then to increasingly larger audiences to maintain quality control (QC).

  • R

    rolling deployment

    A rolling deployment is the installation of software updates on one server or server subset at a time, rather than updating all servers or server subsets at the same time.

  • S

    serverless computing

    Serverless computing is an event-driven application design and deployment paradigm in which computing resources are provided as scalable cloud services.

  • shift left testing

    Shift left testing is an approach used to speed software testing and facilitate development by moving the testing process to an earlier point in the development cycle.

  • sidecar proxy

    A sidecar proxy is an application design pattern which abstracts certain features, such as inter-service communications, monitoring and security, away from the main architecture to ease the tracking and maintenance of the application as a whole.

  • site reliability engineering (SRE)

    Site reliability engineering (SRE) is the application of scripting and automation to IT operations tasks such as maintenance and support. The goal of SRE is to swiftly fix bugs and remove manual work in rote tasks.

  • software asset management (SAM)

    Software asset management (SAM) is the part of IT asset management that seeks to ensure compliance with license agreements and prevent overspending on software.

  • software-defined infrastructure control (SDIC)

    Software-defined infrastructure control (SDIC) is an analytics-driven approach to balancing the resources that application programs demand in virtual and cloud environments.

  • U

    Ubuntu Core

    Ubuntu Core is a transactional version of the Ubuntu Linux OS, made specifically for internet of things (IoT) devices and large container deployments.

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