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Solution Stack

Definition - What does Solution Stack mean?

A solution stack is a set of different programs or application software that are bundled together in order to produce a desired result or solution. This may refer to any collection of unrelated applications taken from various subcomponents working in sequence to present a reliable and fully functioning software solution. Many computer companies like Microsoft and Linux provide different solution stacks to clients.

A solution stack may also be called a solution suite.

Techopedia explains Solution Stack

There are different types of solution stacks to choose from:

  • Web Stack: This includes the software needed for Web application development
  • Software or Application Stack: This includes various software and applications needed for doing specific tasks, as well as infrastructure software
  • Virtualization Stack: This includes programs that specialize in managing virtual machines
  • Server Stack: This includes programs and applications needed for basic server setup and maintenance
  • Storage Stack: This includes server virtualization and networking components
Microsoft and Linux have compiled their own versions of solution stacks:

Microsoft has the following combinations:

  • WISA: Windows Operating System, Internet Information Services, SQL Server and ASP.NET
  • WINS: Windows Operating System, Internet Information Services, .Net Programming Language, SQL Server
  • WIMP: Windows Operating System, Internet Information Services, MySQL Server and PHP
  • WAMP: Windows Operating System, Apache web server, MySQL Server, PHP/Perl/Python programming languages
Linux has the following:
  • LAMP: Linux Operating System, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python
  • LYME: Linux Operating System, Yaws, Mnesia, Erlang
  • LYCE: Linux Operating System, Yaws, CouchD, Erlang

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