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Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) forms a central part of Amazon.com's cloud-computing platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS), by allowing users to rent virtual computers on which to run their own computer applications.
The Apache License is a permissive free software license written by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).
Application virtualization is software technology that encapsulates computer programs from the underlying operating system on which it is executed.
BSD licenses are a family of permissive free software licenses, imposing minimal restrictions on the use and redistribution of covered software.
Btrfs (pronounced as "butter fuss", "better F S", "butter F S", "b-tree F S", or simply by spelling it out) is a file system based on the copy-on-write (COW) principle, initially designed at Oracle Corporation for use in Linux.
CentOS (from Community Enterprise Operating System) is a Linux distribution that provides a free, enterprise-class, community-supported computing platform functionally compatible with its upstream source, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).
A chroot on Unix operating systems is an operation that changes the apparent root directory for the current running process and its children.
Commercial software, or seldom payware, is computer software that is produced for sale or that serves commercial purposes.
Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) is a free and open-source software license, produced by Sun Microsystems, based on the Mozilla Public License (MPL).
Container Linux by CoreOS (formerly CoreOS Linux) is an open-source lightweight operating system based on the Linux kernel and designed for providing infrastructure to clustered deployments, while focusing on automation, ease of application deployment, security, reliability and scalability.
Copy-on-write (CoW or COW), sometimes referred to as implicit sharing or shadowing, is a resource-management technique used in computer programming to efficiently implement a "duplicate" or "copy" operation on modifiable resources.
Docker is a computer program that performs operating-system-level virtualization also known as containerization.
DragonFly BSD is a free and open source Unix-like operating system created as a fork of FreeBSD 4.8.
In computing, an emulator is hardware or software that enables one computer system (called the host) to behave like another computer system (called the guest).
FreeBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like operating system descended from Research Unix via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD).
The FreeBSD jail mechanism is an implementation of operating system-level virtualization that allows system administrators to partition a FreeBSD-based computer system into several independent mini-systems called jails.
Freemium is a pricing strategy by which a product or service (typically a digital offering or an application such as software, media, games or web services) is provided free of charge, but money (premium) is charged for additional features, services, or virtual goods.
Freeware is software that is available for use at no monetary cost.
In computer science, virtualization is a modern technique developed in late 1990s and is different from simulation and emulation.
The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or GPL) is a widely used free software license, which guarantees end users the freedom to run, study, share and modify the software.
Microsoft Hyper-V, codenamed Viridian and formerly known as Windows Server Virtualization, is a native hypervisor; it can create virtual machines on x86-64 systems running Windows.
A hypervisor or virtual machine monitor (VMM) is computer software, firmware or hardware that creates and runs virtual machines.
AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive, pronounced) is a series of proprietary Unix operating systems developed and sold by IBM for several of its computer platforms.
iCore Virtual Accounts is free download OS level virtualization (container-based virtualization) for Microsoft Windows XP.
illumos is a free and open-source Unix operating system.
The kernel is a computer program that is the core of a computer's operating system, with complete control over everything in the system.
Linux is a family of free and open-source software operating systems built around the Linux kernel.
A Linux distribution (often abbreviated as distro) is an operating system made from a software collection, which is based upon the Linux kernel and, often, a package management system.
Linux-VServer is a virtual private server implementation that was created by adding operating system-level virtualization capabilities to the Linux kernel.
Live migration refers to the process of moving a running virtual machine or application between different physical machines without disconnecting the client or application.
lmctfy ("Let Me Contain That For You", pronounced "l-m-c-t-fi") is an implementation of an operating system–level virtualization, which is based on the Linux kernel's cgroups functionality.
In Linux, Logical Volume Manager (LVM) is a device mapper target that provides logical volume management for the Linux kernel.
LWN.net is a computing webzine with an emphasis on free software and software for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.
LXC (Linux Containers) is an operating-system-level virtualization method for running multiple isolated Linux systems (containers) on a control host using a single Linux kernel.
macOS (previously and later) is a series of graphical operating systems developed and marketed by Apple Inc. since 2001.
Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.
NetBSD is a free and open source Unix-like operating system that descends from Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), a Research Unix derivative developed at the University of California, Berkeley.
A network interface controller (NIC, also known as a network interface card, network adapter, LAN adapter or physical network interface, and by similar terms) is a computer hardware component that connects a computer to a computer network.
OpenBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like computer operating system descended from Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), a Research Unix derivative developed at the University of California, Berkeley.
OpenSolaris is a discontinued, open source computer operating system based on Solaris created by Sun Microsystems.
OpenVZ (Open Virtuozzo) is an operating system-level virtualization technology for Linux.
An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.
Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation, headquartered in Redwood Shores, California.
In computing, paravirtualization is a virtualization technique that presents to virtual machines a software interface, which is similar yet not identical to the underlying hardware-software interface.
Portable application creators allow the creation of portable applications (also called portable apps).
Proprietary software is non-free computer software for which the software's publisher or another person retains intellectual property rights—usually copyright of the source code, but sometimes patent rights.
QEMU (short for Quick Emulator) is a free and open-source emulator that performs hardware virtualization.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is a Linux distribution developed by Red Hat and targeted toward the commercial market.
In computer programming, resource management refers to techniques for managing resources (components with limited availability).
Sandboxie is a sandbox-based isolation program developed by Sophos (which acquired it from Invincea which acquired it earlier from the original author Ronen Tzur), for 32- and 64-bit Windows NT-based operating systems.
A separation kernel is a type of security kernel used to simulate a distributed environment.
Serverless computing is a cloud-computing execution model in which the cloud provider dynamically manages the allocation of machine resources.
In computing, a shared resource, or network share, is a computer resource made available from one host to other hosts on a computer network.
Shareware is a type of proprietary software which is initially provided free of charge to users, who are allowed and encouraged to make and share copies of the program.
Singularity is a free, cross-platform and open-source computer program that performs operating-system-level virtualization also known as containerization.
Software-defined storage (SDS) is a marketing term for computer data storage software for policy-based provisioning and management of data storage independent of the underlying hardware.
Solaris is a Unix operating system originally developed by Sun Microsystems.
Solaris Containers (including Solaris Zones) is an implementation of operating system-level virtualization technology for x86 and SPARC systems, first released publicly in February 2004 in build 51 beta of Solaris 10, and subsequently in the first full release of Solaris 10, 2005.
Solaris network virtualization and resource control is a set of features originally developed by Sun Microsystems as the OpenSolaris Crossbow umbrella project, providing an internal network virtualization and quality of service framework within the Solaris Operating System.
sysjail is a now-defunct user-land virtualiser for systems supporting the systrace library - as of version 1.0 limited to OpenBSD, NetBSD and MirOS.
In computing, a system call is the programmatic way in which a computer program requests a service from the kernel of the operating system it is executed on.
systemd is a suite of software that provides fundamental building blocks for a Linux operating system.
Turbo (formerly Spoon and Xenocode) is a set of software products and services developed by the Code Systems Corporation for application virtualization, portable application creation, and digital distribution.
A Unix-like (sometimes referred to as UN*X or *nix) operating system is one that behaves in a manner similar to a Unix system, while not necessarily conforming to or being certified to any version of the Single UNIX Specification.
A user is a person who utilizes a computer or network service.
A modern computer operating system usually segregates virtual memory into kernel space and user space.
User-mode Linux (UML) enables multiple virtual Linux kernel-based operating systems (known as guests) to run as an application within a normal Linux system (known as the host).
Virtual hosting is a method for hosting multiple domain names (with separate handling of each name) on a single server (or pool of servers).
In computing, a virtual machine (VM) is an emulation of a computer system.
A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a virtual machine sold as a service by an Internet hosting service.
In computing, a virtualization engine is the concept of giving a holistic view of all the resources in the entire network infrastructure.
Virtuozzo is a privately held software company, specializing in virtualization software.
VMware ESXi (formerly ESX) is an enterprise-class, type-1 hypervisor developed by VMware for deploying and serving virtual computers.
Windows Server 2016 is a server operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, developed concurrently with Windows 10.
Windows XP (codenamed Whistler) is a personal computer operating system that was produced by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems.
AIX Workload partitions (WPARs) are a software implementation of operating system-level virtualization technology introduced in the IBM's AIX 6.1 operating system that provides application environment isolation and resource control.
x86 is a family of backward-compatible instruction set architectures based on the Intel 8086 CPU and its Intel 8088 variant.
Xen Project (pronounced) is a hypervisor using a microkernel design, providing services that allow multiple computer operating systems to execute on the same computer hardware concurrently.
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