This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
I think the up and running is a general term as I have heard it applied to Windows services, physical servers, web services, messaging systems, etc.
Also my personal interpretation is that a service may be running but not up for while. I recall using a WAS 5 server which took enough time for a coffee break to come "up" after running the startup script.