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  • A

    agile test automation pyramid

    The agile test automation pyramid is a graphical strategy guide for implementing automated software testing. The model splits types of testing into three layers based on the return on investment (ROI) offered by automating that particular type.

  • Application Performance Index (Apdex)

    Application Performance Index, also known as Apdex, is an open standard intended to simplify measurement and reports of application performance.

  • C

    Container Linux by CoreOS

    Container Linux by CoreOS, originally named CoreOS Linux, is an open source operating system (OS) that provides the functionality required to deploy and manage applications within containers.

  • continuous delivery (CD)

    Continuous delivery (CD) is a software release approach in which development teams produce and test code in short cycles, usually with a high degree of automation.

  • D

    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.

  • 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.

  • distributed cloud

    Distributed cloud is the application of cloud computing technologies to interconnect data and applications served from multiple geographic locations.

  • E

    event-driven application

    An event-driven application is a computer program that is written to respond to actions generated by the user or the system.

  • H

    hands-off infrastructure management

    Hands-off infrastructure management is the remote, automated administration of server, storage and network resources. When products are marketed with the label "hands-off," it means they have been designed and configured to run with minimal human assistance.

  • hardware security

    Hardware security is vulnerability protection that comes in the form of a physical device rather than software that is installed on the hardware of a computer system. The term also refers to the protection of physical systems from harm.

  • I

    infrastructure as code

    Infrastructure as code, also referred to as IaC, is a type of IT setup wherein developers or operations teams automatically manage and provision the technology stack for an application through software, rather than using a manual process to configure discrete hardware devices and operating systems.

  • 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.

  • M

    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.

  • N

    native cloud application (NCA)

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

  • S

    serverless computing

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

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