Benefits of server virtualization Definitions

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  • 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)

  • C

    Citrix Workflow Studio

    Citrix Workflow Studio is a workflow automation software product.

  • I

    IT showback

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

  • L

    live migration

    Live migration is the movement of a virtual machine from one physical host to another while continuously powered-up... (Continued)

  • M

    Microsoft Hyper-V Dynamic Memory

    Dynamic Memory is a memory allocation feature for Microsoft Hyper-V.  

  • Microsoft System Center Orchestrator

    Microsoft System Center Orchestrator is a workflow automation software product introduced as part of the Microsoft System Center 2012 suite.

  • Microsoft Windows PowerShell Web Access (Windows PWA)

    Microsoft Windows PowerShell Web Access (PWA) is a feature in Windows Server 2012 that acts as a Windows PowerShell gateway to connect to a remote computer or device in your environment, providing a PowerShell console-like screen in a browser to run cmdlets or scripts to manage a virtualization environment.

  • S

    server virtualization

    Server virtualization is a process that creates and abstracts multiple virtual instances on a single server.

  • T

    transparent page sharing

    Transparent page sharing (TPS) is a memory management technology in virtualization.

  • V

    virtual

    In computing, virtual is a digitally replicated version of something real. The replication, which is created with software, may not be an exact copy of the real thing, but it is similar enough in essence to be described as a digital rendition.

  • virtual machine (VM)

    A virtual machine (VM) is a software computer that, like a physical computer, runs an operating system and applications.

  • virtualization

    Virtualization is the creation of a virtual -- rather than actual -- version of something, such as an operating system (OS), a server, a storage device or network resources.

  • VM stall

    VM stall is the point where it becomes just as cost-effective to deploy a physical server as it is to deploy a virtual server.

  • VMware memory overcommit

    Memory overcommit is the memory allocation feature for Vmware.

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