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.

  • 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.

  • unikernel

    A unikernel is a library-based operating system that only includes functionalities required by the specific application that runs on it.

  • V

    VMware vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC)

    VMware vSphere Integrated Containers allow an administrator to deploy and manage containers alongside their traditional VMs in vSphere.

  • Y

    YAML (YAML Ain't Markup Language)

    YAML (YAML Ain't Markup Language) is a data-oriented language structure used as the input format for diverse software applications.

  • Z

    Zabbix

    Zabbix is an open source monitoring software tool for diverse IT components, including networks, servers, virtual machines (VMs) and cloud services.

  • Zenoss

    Zenoss is a company that develops hybrid IT monitoring analytics software for visibility in cloud, virtual and physical IT environments.

  • zero touch provisioning (ZTP)

    Zero touch provisioning (ZTP) is a switch feature that allows the devices to be provisioned and configured automatically, eliminating most of the manual labor involved with adding them to a network.

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