Is technical lingo making your head spin? You're not alone. Check out our glossary of terms and lift the fog on some of the most common IT terminology.
Green cloud hosting (also referred as eco-friendly hosting) is internet hosting that makes use of green technologies in order to reduce and minimise environmental impact.
Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is an Azure service that combines licences, services and resources to provide Windows users with a fully visualised multi-user Windows 10 experience.
A Hosted Cloud Desktop, also referred to as a Cloud Desktop, is a Hosted Desktop that holds all of a business's data, resources and software in the cloud, which can be accessed from anywhere on any device with an internet connection. The Hosted Cloud Desktop is managed and provided by the Hosted Desktop Service provider.
A UK business using UK Hosted Desktops, also referred to as a Remote Hosted Desktops or a DaaS (Desktop-as-a-Service), would improve the performance and data protection of their resources, in contrast to using a Hosted Desktop Service from abroad.
SQL Server Express is a free, scaled-down version of Microsoft SQL Server that offers a fundamental database engine. This server's design is intended for embedded and smaller-scale systems. Additionally, it may be used for any production database that is below 10GB in size.
Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system. SQL Server is a database server, a software product which stores and retrieves data on behalf of other software applications—which may operate on the same computer or on another computer over a network.
A Terminal Server is a physical server that allows users to login from PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones in order to access an instance of a desktop. Microsoft Windows Terminal Server is an example of a Terminal Server (also known as Remote Desktop Services (RDS).
A Hosted Shared Desktop (also referred to as a hosted desktop) is a Windows desktop containing applications, which you use to access files and data from. Files can be stored on a hosted file server, data can be on a database server such as SQL Server.
Citrix Workspace (formerly Citrix Receiver) is a software platform for digital workspaces developed by Citrix Systems that enables numerous users to securely access and control Microsoft Windows desktops operating in a data centre or in a public or private cloud from remote devices.
A Managed Cloud Service Provider offers clients a cloud-based platform and based on server and network infrastructure, installed in one or more data centres. They are responsible for cloud security, maintenance, processing, storage, optimisation and network operations. An example of a UK Cloud Service Provider would be GoCloud.
Hosted desktop as servers are commonly referred to as hypervisors or virtual machine monitors (VMMs). It is software, firmware or hardware which creates and runs virtual machines (VMs). A hypervisor allows numerous guest VMs to share a single host's resources, such as memory and computation.
Hosted Applications or Software-as-a-Service are cloud-based which enables users access to business applications from remote locations via the internet. SaaS is a type of programme that is often built by a software vendor and hosted on a web server. It is accessed through the Internet using a web browser.