Overheard: Word of the Day

Nov 27 2012   4:04PM GMT

Word of the Day – golden image definition

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

“There is no single way to assemble and deploy images in a cloud environment. Golden masters work well in cases when image consistency is paramount; assembly on demand is a better option if you need to ensure machines are running the latest versions of software components.”Dan Sullivan

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is golden image, a template for provisioning a particular configuration of a new virtual machine (VM), virtual desktop, server or hard disk drive.  A golden image may also be referred to as a clone image, master image or stem-cell image.

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