Virtualized Infrastructure Layer

Virtualized Infrastructure Layer definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): Entails software elements, such as hypervisors, virtual machines, virtual data storage, and virtual network components used to realize the infrastructure upon which a computing platform can be established. While virtual machine technology is commonly used at this layer, other means of providing the necessary software abstractions are not precluded.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-144

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary