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CSMA/CA (Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Avoidance)

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CSMA/CA (Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Avoidance) is a protocol for carrier transmission in 802.11 networks.

Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Detect (CSMA/CD)

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Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Detect (CSMA/CD) is the protocol for carrier transmission access in Ethernet networks.

slot time

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In Ethernet and its Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Detect (CSMA/CD) approach to managing which device can use the communication link next, ...

10 gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE)

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10 gigabit Ethernet is a telecommunication technology that offers data speeds up to 10 billion bits per second. It differs from traditional Ethernet ...

collision

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In a half duplex Ethernet network, a collision is the result of two devices on the same network attempting to transmit data at exactly the same time.

802.11

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802.11 is an evolving family of specifications for wireless local area networks (WLANs) developed by a working group of the Institute of Electrical ...

media access management

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In the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) communication reference model, media access management is performed by the Media Access Control (MAC) ...

802.11b

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The 802.11b standard for wireless local area networks (WLANs) - often called Wi-Fi - is part of the 802.11 series of WLAN standards from the ...

wireless LAN (WLAN or Wireless Local Area Network)

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A wireless LAN is one in which a mobile user can connect to a local area network (LAN) through a wireless (radio) connection.

Aloha (Aloha method)

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Aloha, also called the Aloha method, refers toa simple communications scheme in which each source (transmitter) in a network sends data wheneverthere...

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    One approach to a strong disaster recovery plan is DRaaS, where companies offload data replication and restoration ...

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    Virtual memory is a memory management capability of an OS that allows a computer to compensate for physical memory shortages by ...

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    A yottabyte is a measure of theoretical storage capacity and is 2 to the 80th power bytes, or, in decimal, approximately 1,000 ...

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    Kilo, mega, giga, tera, peta, exa, zetta are among the list of prefixes used to denote the quantity of something, such as a byte ...

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    A PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive) is a high-speed expansion card that attaches a computer to its peripherals.

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    SSD caching, also known as flash caching, is the temporary storage of data on NAND flash memory chips in a solid-state drive so ...

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    An NVDIMM (non-volatile dual in-line memory module) is hybrid computer memory that retains data during a service outage.

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    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

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    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

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    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA ...

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