Capacity planning Definitions

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    IT showback

    An IT showback system tracks the data center utilization rates of an organization’s business units or end users.

  • M

    memory paging

    Memory paging is a memory management technique for controlling how a computer's memory resources are shared.

  • P

    PlateSpin

    PlateSpin is a company that provides tools to help with server virtualization, including physical-to-virtual migrations and server workload management. 

  • V

    virtual file system (VFS)

    A virtual file system (VFS) is programming that forms an interface between an operating system's kernel and a more concrete file system. 

  • virtual hard drive

    A virtual hard drive file is a container file that acts similar to a physical hard drive.

  • virtual memory ballooning

    Virtual memory ballooning allows a physical host to recapture unused memory on its guest virtual machines and allocate the resource where needed.

  • virtual storage appliance (VSA)

    A virtual storage appliance (VSA) is a storage controller that runs on a virtual machine(VM) to create shared storage without the cost of additional hardware. 

  • virtualization

    Virtualization is the creation of a virtual version of something, with the goal of centralizing administrative tasks while improving scalability and workloads.

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