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Infrastructure software

Infrastructure software

(also system software)

Infrastructure software definition

Infrastructure software forms the central framework of computer systems. It ensures efficient communication between essential programs, middleware, and database management structures. In simpler terms, such software is like your computer setup’s foundation that ensures everything runs smoothly.

See also: Software-defined infrastructure, Network infrastructure, Infrastructure security

Examples of infrastructure software

  1. Operating systems. Windows, macOS, and Linux control your computer. They are in charge of managing hardware and running applications smoothly.
  2. Database management systems (DBMS). Systems such as MySQL, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server organize and store data. They enable effective management and data-driven decisions.
  3. Web servers. Software such as Apache and Nginx handle web requests. They serve content quickly and reliably for global access.
  4. Middleware. Platforms like Java and .NET bridge different software. That facilitates communication and data sharing for large-scale applications.
  5. Virtualization software. VMware and VirtualBox run multiple virtual machines on one server, making it an efficient solution for businesses and data centers.

Further reading

Ultimate digital security