Server Virtualization Definitions

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  • A

    AMD (Advanced Micro Devices)

    AMD is the second largest maker of personal computer microprocessors after Intel.

  • AMD-V (AMD virtualization)

    AMD-V (AMD virtualization) is a set of hardware extensions for the X86 processor architecture. Advanced Micro Dynamics (AMD) designed the extensions to perform repetitive tasks normally performed by software and improve resource use and virtual machine (VM) performance.

  • B

    bare metal environment

    A bare metal environment is a computer system or network in which a virtual machine is installed directly on hardware rather than within the host operating system (OS)... (Continued)

  • bare-metal hypervisor

    A bare-metal hypervisor, also known as a Type 1 hypervisor, is virtualization software that has been installed directly onto the computing hardware.

  • C

    Certified OpenStack Administrator

    Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA) is a vendor-agnostic exam designed by the OpenStack Foundation in conjunction with a number of international partners to test an administrator's abilities in cloud management and day-to-day operations.

  • child partition

    A child partition is a logical hard drive division in the Microsoft Hyper-V environment that runs an isolated operating system.

  • Citrix Workflow Studio

    Citrix Workflow Studio is a workflow automation software product.

  • Citrix XenServer

    Citrix XenServer competes with VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V in the server virtualization and management platform market.

  • cloud-to-cloud migration

    Cloud-to-cloud migration (C2C) is the movement of physical or virtual machines -- along with their associated configurations, operating systems, applications and storage -- from one cloud computing provider to another.

  • Cluster Labs Pacemaker

    Pacemaker is an open source high-availability cluster software developed from a collaboration between Red Hat and Novell.

  • cold cloning

    Cold cloning is a cloning method that takes place while the server OS is not running.

  • CompTIA Cloud Essentials

    CompTIA Cloud Essentials is an entry-level, vendor-neutral cloud certification.

  • containerization (container-based virtualization)

    Containerization -- also called container-based virtualization and application containerization -- is an OS-level virtualization method for deploying and running distributed applications without launching an entire VM for each application.

  • D

    dynamic memory allocation (in virtualization)

    Dynamic memory allocation is a memory management technique in which a program can request and return memory while it is executing. 

  • E

    early adopter

    An early adopter is a person who embraces new technology before most other people do. Early adopters tend to buy or try out new hardware items and programs, and new versions of existing programs, sooner than most of their peers. According to a theory called Diffusion of Innovations (DoI) formulated by Everett Rogers, early adopters make up 13.5 percent of the population.

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