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hybrid cloud storage

Hybrid cloud storage is an approach to managing storage that uses both local and off-site resources. See More

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app virtualization (application virtualization)

App virtualization (application virtualization) is the separation of an installation of an application from the client computer that is accessing it.

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Compare two types of cloud automation and orchestration tools

There are two camps of tools for automation and orchestration in cloud: provider-native and third-party. To pick the right one, know your future ...

Three new Azure monitoring services to add to IT toolkits

For some IT teams, the lines are blurry when it comes to the monitoring features of three new Azure tools. Learn when to use Azure Advisor, Monitor ...

Recent trends in cloud computing fuel the need for DevOps methods

New offerings, such as serverless computing and function as a service, improve the cloud experience. But they also spell big changes for IT staff, ...

Brush up your cloud automation and orchestration skills

Admins use cloud automation and orchestration to reduce manual tasks and errors. Use these five tips to explore options for tools, implementation ...

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  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

SearchSecurity

  • phishing

    Phishing is a form of fraud in which an attacker masquerades as a reputable entity or person in email or other communication ...

  • vulnerability disclosure

    Vulnerability disclosure is the practice of publishing information about a computer security problem, and a type of policy that ...

  • incident response

    Incident response is an organized approach to addressing and managing the aftermath of a security breach or cyberattack, also ...

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SearchDisasterRecovery

  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

SearchStorage

  • flash memory

    Flash memory, also known as flash storage, is a type of nonvolatile memory that erases data in units called blocks.

  • NAND flash memory

    NAND flash memory is a type of nonvolatile storage technology that does not require power to retain data.

  • NOR flash memory

    NOR flash memory is one of two types of nonvolatile storage technologies.

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  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

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