The environment consisting of the host computer in combination with the other hardware and software systems that will interact with the system. Attention should be paid to versions of software, interfacing between the systems and predictions of future growth and changes. The Operating Environment corresponds to guidelines 4.5 and 7.2 (Sommerville)
The operating environment includes the host computer where the group of hard drives is attached, any I/O buses and controllers, the host operating system, and any additional software required to operate the array. For host-based arrays, the operating environment includes I/O driver software for the member disks.
Refers generally to the conditions, trends and developments existent in the external environment that are significant to the operations or directions of an organization. The operating environment is frequently subdivided into economic, technological, political and social domains.
Environment of the selected item in the Relex hierarchical display (tree). When the operating environment is selected for the top level of the tree, it serves as the environment for all levels below it. If an environment is selected in the Properties of a lower level item, that selection overrides the environment at the higher level.
Also called a shell. A software program designed to simplify an operating system. Earlier versions of Microsoft Windows were operating environments for MS-DOS, and several computer manufacturers are now providing their own "companions" to Windows 95, which are also operating environments.
A collection of products, including the OpenVMS operating system, that are bundled together under a single license. Operating environments (also known as OEs) are tiered in a hierarchy. Each higher-level OE contains everything in the lower tiers plus additional functionality.
An operating environment can include the host system where an array is attached, any I/O buses and adapters, the host operating system and any additional software required to operate the array. For host-based arrays, the operating environment includes I/O driver software for the member disks but does not include array management software, which is regarded as part of the array itself.
The global, domestic, environmental, and stakeholder influences that affect the key competitive factors, customer needs, culture, and philosophy of each individual company. This environment becomes the framework in which business strategy is developed and implemented. Syn: business environment.