Compliance and governance Definitions

  • I

    ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library)

    The ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) framework is designed to standardize the selection, planning, delivery and support of IT services to a business.

  • L

    LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

    LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an ecology-oriented building certification program run under the auspices of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)... (Continued)

  • lights-out management (LOM)

    Lights-out management (LOM) is the ability for a system administrator to monitor and manage servers by remote control.

  • Linpack benchmark

    The Linpack benchmark is a method of measuring the floating point rate of execution of a computer by running a program that solves a system of linear equations.

  • M

    Management and Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval

    The Management and Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval from the Uptime Institute is a certification of the critical facilities and management operations procedures of a data center.

  • O

    OS/390

    OS/390 is the IBM operating system most commonly installed on its S/390 line of mainframe server.

  • P

    Paris Agreement

    The Paris Agreement is an international treaty that seeks to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. The agreement is sponsored by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and seeks to limit temperature increases in the 21st century to below 2 degrees Celsius.

  • Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe, PCI-E)

    PCIe is a high-speed serial interconnection standard for connecting peripheral devices to a computer's motherboard.

  • R

    raceway

    A raceway is an enclosed conduit that forms a physical pathway for electrical wiring... (Continued)

  • S

    statistical mean, median, mode and range

    Calculating the mean, median, mode and range of a set of numbers allows you to track changes over time and set acceptable ranges and variance. Here's how to find your data's mean, median, mode or range, and what it tells you.

  • Systems Network Architecture (SNA)

    SNA is a proprietary IBM architecture and set of implementing products for network computing within an enterprise.

  • T

    TIA-942

    TIA-942 is a standard developed by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) to define guidelines for planning and building data centers, particularly with regard to cabling systems and network design...(Continued)

  • W

    wireless sensor network (WSN)

    A wireless sensor network is a group of specialized transducers with a communications infrastructure that uses radio to monitor and record physical or environmental conditions.

  • workload

    In computing, the workload is the amount of processing that the computer has been given to do at a given time.

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