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Author - Forrest Stroud

  • Forrest Stroud has been with the QuinStreet Enterprise network of technology websites for 18 years, during which time he has covered everything from consumer technology to small businesses and corporate data centers. He is also the editor of ServerWatch.

  • Host Guardian Service

    The Host Guardian Service (HGS) is a server role in Windows Server 2016 for configuring guarded hosts and running shielded VMs in Windows Serve. »

  • Shielded VMs

    Shielded VMs, or Shielded Virtual Machines, protect Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Generation 2 virtual machines from unauthorized access or tampering. »

  • Hyper-V Containers

    Hyper-V Containers are completely isolated virtual machines (VMs) that incorporate their own copy of the Windows kernel. »

  • Windows Containers

    Windows Containers provide operating system-level virtualization that allows for multiple isolated applications to be run on a single system. »

  • Storage Spaces Direct

    Storage Spaces Direct is a feature introduced in Windows Server 2016 that extends the software-defined storage (SDS) stack in Windows Server to enable building highly-available (HA) storage systems with local storage. »

  • Xenial Xerus

    Xenial Xerus is the Ubuntu codename for version 16.04 of the Ubuntu Linux-based operating system. »

  • server administrator

    A server administrator has the job responsibility of managing and monitoring the performance of the computer servers in a company's data center. »

  • malvertising (malware)

    Malvertising is a deceptive process of injecting and spreading malware through otherwise legitimate online advertising networks that display ads on reputable web sites and pages. »

  • OpenStack Mitaka

    The successor to the Liberty release of the OpenStack open source cloud computing platform, OpenStack Mitaka made its debut on April 7th, 2016 as the thirteenth major release of OpenStack. »

  • ADN - Application Delivery Network

    Application Delivery Network (ADN) is a suite of technologies that provide application availability, security, visibility and acceleration. »

  • Server Core

    Server Core is a minimal installation option introduced in Windows Server 2008 as a way to run Windows Server with a limited set of features and with support for only certain server roles. »

  • iPhone SE

    The iPhone SE is a new iPhone for 2016 that offers almost all of the features of Apple’s iPhone 6s, but in a smaller 4-inch display form factor nearly identical to that of the iPhone 5s. »

  • load balancer

    A load balancer, or server load balancer (SLB), is a hardware or software-based device that efficiently distributes network or application traffic across a number of servers. »

  • ADC - Application Delivery Controller

    Application Delivery Controllers combine traditional load-balancing capabilities with features like automatic application health checks, SSL offload, and proxy capabilities. »

  • KeRanger

    KeRanger takes the claim of being the first fully functional ransomware program targeting users of Apple Macintosh computers and laptops. »

  • smart home

    Smart home refers to modern homes that have appliances, lighting and/or electronic devices that can be controlled remotely by the owner, often via a mobile app. »

  • Nano Server

    Nano Server is a stripped-down version of Windows Server developed by Microsoft specifically for running cloud applications and containers. »

  • Azure Stack

    Azure Stack is a hybrid cloud computing software solution developed by Microsoft based on the company's Azure cloud platform. »

  • on-premises

    On-premises refers to software located within the physical confines of an enterprise as opposed to running remotely on hosted servers or in the cloud. »

  • USB 3.1

    USB 3.1 is an upgrade to the USB 3.0 standard that boosts maximum theoretical data transfer speeds from 5Gbps in USB 3.0 to 10Gbps in USB 3.1. »

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