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Virtualization

Terms related to virtualization, including definitions about virtualization technologies and words and phrases about server virtualization, desktop virtualization and storage virtualization.

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  • Windows as a service - Windows as a service is the approach Microsoft introduced with Windows 10 to deploy, update and service the operating system.
  • Windows File Share Witness (FSW) - A Windows File Share Witness is a file share available to nodes in a high availability cluster.
  • Windows Thin PC - Windows Thin PC (WinTPC)  is a stripped down version of Windows 7 for legacy PCs that do not have the resources to support a full version of Windows 7.
  • Windows XP Mode - Windows XP Mode is a feature of the Windows 7 operating system that allows it to run applications that are only compatible with Windows XP.
  • workload automation - Workload automation is the practice of using software to schedule, initiate, run and manage tasks related to business processes and transactions.
  • World Wide Name (WWN) - A World Wide Name (WWN) is a unique identifier that is assigned to a manufacturer by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and hard-coded into a Fibre Channel (FC) device.
  • XaaS (Anything as a Service) - XaaS is a general, collective term that refers to the delivery of anything as a service.
  • Xen - Xen is the open source hypervisor included in the Linux kernel and, as such, it is available in all Linux distributions.
  • zero client - Zero client, also known as ultrathin client, is a server-based computing model in which the end user has no local software and very little hardware.
  • zombie VM - A zombie VM is a virtual machine that is created, often for a particular purpose, that is forgotten when it is no longer needed for that purpose.

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    VRAM (video RAM) is a reference to any type of random access memory (RAM) used to store image data for a computer display.

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    Kilo, mega, giga, tera, peta, exa, zetta are among the list of prefixes used to denote the quantity of something, such as a byte ...

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    Flash memory, also known as flash storage, is a type of nonvolatile memory that erases data in units called blocks.

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