Software Infrastructure (DevOps)

Docker

An open source software platform that allows to quickly build, test, deploy and scale apps into any environment. Packages software into 'containers' that have everything the software needs to run (incl. libraries, system tools, code, and runtime). 

DOS

Stands for Disk Operating System. A computer OS that provides a file system for operations with files on the storage disk. 

Dovecot

An open-source IMAP and POP3 server developed for Linux/UNIX-like systems. It is designed to be secure. 

Exim

An open source message transfer agent for Linux and UNIX operating systems.

Fedora

An open source repository platform with native linked data support, suited for digital libraries and archives (both for access and preservation), used to provide specialized access to complex digital collections, it is flexibile and modular. 

Filezilla

A free of charge cross-platform FTP application, consisting of FileZilla Client and FileZilla Server. 

Firewall

A network security system that monitors incoming/outgoing network traffic, decides whether to allow specific traffic or block it due to security rules, it establishes a barrier between a secure internal network and Internet.

FreeBSD

An open source Unix-like operating system, used to power modern servers, desktops, and embedded platforms, it provides networking, performance, security and compatibility features. 

FTP

Stands for File Transfer Protocol, a standard network protocol for transmitting files between computers on the Internet over TCP/IP connections, built on a client-server model architecture.

Ganglia

A scalable, distributed monitoring tool that provides a complete real-time monitoring and execution environment, designed for high-performance computing systems, clusters and networks. 

Gateway

A network node, link between two computer programs or systems that connects two networks using different protocols together, used to join two dissimilar networks, the most common gateway is a router.  

GNU

A Unix-compatible software system developed by the Free Software Foundation, produces non-proprietary free software, uses the Linux kernel. GNU stands for GNU is Not Unix. 

Gunicorn

Stands for Green Unicorn. A Python WSGI HTTP Server for UNIX.

HAProxy

Stands for High Availability Proxy, open source software TCP and HTTP Load Balancer, proxying solution which can be run on Linux, Solaris, used to improve the performance of a server environment by distributing the workload across multiple servers. 

HP Diagnostics

A monitoring tool used to monitor application on different platforms (Java, .Net, Oracle DB, SQL server, SAP, etc), allows to drill down into the code level to find the exact bottleneck and resolve it. 

HTTP

Stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. 

https

A protocol for secure communication over an Internet, it consists of Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) within a connection encrypted by Transport Layer Security. 

Hyper-convergence

A type of infrastructure system with a software-defined architecture, it tightly integrates compute, storage, networking and virtualization resources, frequently used in a data center.

Icinga

An open source network monitoring system used to check the availability of resources, notifies users of outages, also provides extensive BI data.

IIS

Stands for Internet Information Services. A web server from Microsoft that runs on Windows systems and is used to host websites and other content on the web.

IM

Stands for Instant messaging, a type of online communications service that provides real-time text transmission over the Internet through a software application, allows to create a private chat room using text-based communication. 

IMAP

Stands for Internet Message Access Protocol, a standard email protocol that stores email messages on a mail server, allows to view and manipulate the messages as locally stored on the end user's computing devices.

IPsec

Stands for Internet Protocol Security, a framework for a set of protocols for security at the network, ensure private communications, has been deployed widely to implement VPNs

iptables

A userspace application program, command line utility that allows to configure to set up, maintain, and inspect the the Linux kernel firewall tables.

ITIL

Stands for Information Technology Infrastructure Library, an integrated set of practice processes for standardization, selection, planning, delivery and support of IT services with business needs. 

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