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Definition | SearchServerVirtualization

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


Definition | SearchServerVirtualization

In computing, virtual is a digitally replicated version of something real. The replication, which is created with software, may not be an exact copy ...

app virtualization (application virtualization)

Definition | SearchVirtualDesktop

App virtualization (application virtualization) is the separation of an installation of an application from the client computer that is accessing it.

virtual firewall

Definition | SearchCloudSecurity

A virtual firewall is a software appliance that controls communication between virtual machines (VMs) in a virtual environment.

hardware virtualization

Definition | SearchVMware

Hardware virtualization is the abstraction of computing resources from the software that uses those resources. Today, hardware virtualization is ...

virtual agent (intelligent virtual agent or virtual rep)

Definition | SearchCRM

A virtual agent (sometimes called an intelligent virtual agent, virtual rep or chatbot) is used to describe a program based in artificial ...

virtual classroom

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A virtual classroom is an online learning environment.

Virtual to virtual (V2V)

Definition | SearchServerVirtualization

Virtual to virtual (V2V) is a term that refers to the migration of an operating system (OS), application programs and data from a virtual machine or ...

virtual switch

Definition | SearchServerVirtualization

A virtual switch is a software program that allows one virtual machine (VM) to communicate with another.

virtualization administrator

Definition | SearchServerVirtualization

A virtualization administrator is an employee whose responsibilities include virtual environment set up and maintenance, in addition to traditional ...



  • risk map (risk heat map)

    A risk map, also known as a risk heat map, is a data visualization tool for communicating specific risks an organization faces. A...

  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...


  • cloud ecosystem

    A cloud ecosystem is a complex system of interdependent components that all work together to enable cloud services.

  • cloud services

    Cloud services is an umbrella term that may refer to a variety of resources provided over the internet, or to professional ...

  • uncloud (de-cloud)

    The term uncloud describes the action or process of removing applications and data from a cloud computing platform.


  • federated identity management (FIM)

    Federated identity management (FIM) is an arrangement that can be made among multiple enterprises to let subscribers use the same...

  • cross-site scripting (XSS)

    Cross-site scripting (XSS) is a type of injection security attack in which an attacker injects data, such as a malicious script, ...

  • firewall

    In computing, a firewall is software or firmware that enforces a set of rules about what data packets will be allowed to enter or...




  • bad block

    A bad block is an area of storage media that is no longer reliable for storing and retrieving data because it has been physically...

  • all-flash array (AFA)

    An all-flash array (AFA), also known as a solid-state storage disk system, is an external storage array that uses only flash ...

  • volume manager

    A volume manager is software within an operating system (OS) that controls capacity allocation for storage arrays.


  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.