IT Channel Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing IT channels and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

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  • U

    uncloud (cloud repatriation)

    Unclouding, also called cloud repatriation, is the retrieval of applications and data from a cloud computing platform.

  • user self-provisioning

    User self-provisioning, also known as cloud self-service, is a system that allows end users to set up and launch applications and services in a cloud computing environment without the direct intervention of an IT organization or a service provider.

  • V

    value-added reseller (VAR)

    A value-added reseller (VAR) is a company that resells software, hardware, and other products and services that provide value beyond the original order fulfillment.

  • VAR agreement (value-added reseller agreement)

    A VAR agreement is a legal contract between a manufacturer and a value-added reseller that specifies details of the rights and obligations of both parties.

  • vCIO (virtual CIO)

    A vCIO, or virtual CIO, is a contractor or company that serves as an organization's chief information officer.

  • vendor neutral

    Vendor neutrality is a business and design approach that seeks to ensure broad compatibility and interchangeability of products and technologies. The model encompasses non-proprietary design principles and unbiased business practices.

  • vertical market

    A vertical market is made up of companies that offer goods and services to meet the needs of customers in a specific industry or niche market.

  • VMware Partner Network

    The VMware Partner Network is a global channel partner program with benefits and support to provide VMware's virtualization and cloud technology.

  • W

    white label cloud service

    A white label cloud service is a cloud provider that sells customers resources that they can, in turn, offer to their own customers under their own brand.

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