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  • Data center optimization: Balancing server consolidation

    For IT organizations seeking to optimize their data center environments, it’s easy to squeeze an ever-increasing number of virtual machines onto your virtual hosts. It’s far more difficult to do that while ensuring their availability and performance.... 

  • friendly name

    A friendly name is the title given to an application file, certificate or other IT asset so that a person easily understands and remembers it. 

  • configuration drift

    Configuration drift is a term to describe hardware or software infrastructure in an environment becoming different, or 'drifting.' 

  • GitHub

    GitHub is a Web-based revision control hosting service for software development and code sharing.  

  • on-demand computing

    On-demand (OD) computing is an increasingly popular enterprise model in which computing resources are made available to the user as needed. 

  • configuration management (CM)

    Configuration management (CM) is the detailed recording and updating of information that describes an enterprise's hardware and software. 

  • Remote Job Entry (RJE)

    Remote Job Entry (RJE) is a facility that allows remote computer users to submit a job (the running of a specific program or group of programs) to a centrally-located IBM mainframe computer. 

  • MIS (management information systems)

    MIS (management information systems) is a general term for the computer systems in an enterprise that provide information about its business operations. 

  • configuration management database (CMDB)

    A configuration management database (CMDB) is a database that contains all relevant information about the components of the information system used in an organization's IT services and the relationships between those components... (Continued) 

  • HP OpenView

    HP OpenView is a suite of business computer management or "e-services" programs from Hewlett-Packard (HP), which states that the suite is "among the world's 20 largest software businesses. 

  • batch

    In a computer, a batch job is a program that is assigned to the computer to run without further user interaction. 

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