Data Center Definitions - Glossary from WhatIs.com

Data Center

Definitions about data centers including hardware, virtualization and cloud computing.

Cloud computing

Terms related to cloud computing, including definitions about on-demand, distributed computing and words and phrases about software-as-a-service, infrastructure-as-a-service and storage-as-a-service.

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  • ServiceNow - ServiceNow is a cloud-based self-proclaimed “everything as a service” company focused on facilita...
  • Hadoop - Hadoop is a free, Java-based programming framework that supports the processing of large data set...
  • Zadara Storage - Zadara Storage provides enterprise level primary and secondary storage-as-a-service (STaaS). Ser...
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Converged infrastructure

This WhatIs.com glossary contains definitions related to converged infrastructure and the integrated systems market.

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Data center management

Terms related to data centers, including definitions about network operations centers (NOCs) and words and phrases about the storage, management and the transmission of data.

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Disaster recovery

This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to disaster recovery and business continuity.

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Hardware

Terms related to computer hardware, including definitions about cables, connectors and power supply units and words and phrases about computing peripheral devices including the keyboard, mouse, audio speakers, and printers.

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  • processor (CPU) - A processor is the logic circuitry that responds to and processes the basic instructions that dri...
  • printer - A printer is a device that accepts text and graphic output from a computer and transfers the info...
  • partition - Partitioning a hard disk drive is the first step in preparing it for data storage. A disk partiti...
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IT Operations

Terms related to the processes and services implemented and managed by an organization’s information technology (IT) department. Topics covered include systems management, configuration management, API management and DevOps, as well as real-time performance monitoring and management.

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Storage hardware

Terms related to storage hardware, including definitions about solid state drives and words and phrases about hard disk drives, tape drives, disk arrays and tiered storage.

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Virtualization

Terms related to virtualization, including definitions about virtualization technologies and words and phrases about server virtualization, desktop virtualization and storage virtualization.

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  • Hadoop - Hadoop is a free, Java-based programming framework that supports the processing of large data set...
  • overlay network - An overlay network is a telecommunications network that is built on top of another network and is...
  • workload automation - Workload automation is the practice of using software to schedule, initiate, run and manage tasks...
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