IT Operations Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing IT operations and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

  • E

    Elastic

    Elastic is a software company that provides products and services related to Elasticsearch, its distributed enterprise search engine.

  • Elastic Stack

    Elastic Stack is a group of open source products from Elastic designed to help users take data from any type of source and in any format and search, analyze, and visualize that data in real time.

  • event stream processing (ESP)

    Event stream processing (ESP) is a software capacity designed to support implementation of event-driven architectures... (Continued)

  • 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.

  • F

    FirewallD

    FirewallD, also known as Dynamic Firewall, replaces Fedora's old firewall tool, iptables, and allows for easier configuration and interface.

  • friendly name

    A friendly name is the title given to an application file, certificate or other IT asset so that a person easily understands and remembers it.

  • G

    Git

    Git is a free and open source distributed code management and version control system that is distributed under the GNU General Public License version 2.

  • GitHub

    GitHub is a web-based revision control hosting service for software development and code sharing. GitHub was started in 2008 and was founded on Git, an open source code management system built created by Linus Torvalds to make software builds faster.

  • Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)

    Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) is a management and orchestration system for Docker containers and container clusters that run within Google's public cloud services.

  • 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.

  • HashiCorp Atlas

    HashiCorp Atlas is a suite of open source, modular DevOps (development/operations) infrastructure products. Atlas products can be implemented separately, together, or alongside other technologies.

  • HP OpenView

    HP OpenView is a suite of business computer management or "e-services" programs from Hewlett-Packard (HP), which states that the suite is "among the world's 20 largest software businesses."

  • hyper-hybrid cloud

    A hyper-hybrid cloud is a complex distributed environment involving multiple and diverse interconnected public and private clouds, often from multiple providers.

  • I

    immutable infrastructure

    In an immutable infrastructure, components are replaced rather than changed which means that an application or service is effectively redeployed each time a change occurs.

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