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Data Center Management

Definitions used in data center management, 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.

  • API economy

    The API economy refers to the set of business models and practices designed around the use of APIs in today's digital economy.

  • What is public cloud? Everything you need to know

    A public cloud is a platform that uses the standard cloud computing model to make resources -- such as virtual machines (VMs), applications or storage -- available to users remotely.

  • What is cloud backup and how does it work?

    Cloud backup, also known as online backup or remote backup, is a strategy for backing up data that involves sending a copy of the data over a proprietary or public network to an off-site server and storage system.

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Converged infrastructure

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

  • hyper-converged infrastructure

    Hyper-converged infrastructure is a software-centric architecture that tightly integrates compute, storage and virtualization resources in a single system that usually consists of x86 hardware.

  • IT/OT convergence

    IT/OT convergence is the integration of information technology (IT) systems with operational technology (OT) systems.

  • hyper-converged appliance

    A hyper-converged appliance is a hardware device that provides multiple data center management technologies within a single box.

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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.

  • IT/OT convergence

    IT/OT convergence is the integration of information technology (IT) systems with operational technology (OT) systems.

  • hyper-converged appliance

    A hyper-converged appliance is a hardware device that provides multiple data center management technologies within a single box.

  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)

    Platform as a service (PaaS) is a cloud computing model where a third-party provider delivers hardware and software tools to users over the internet.

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Disaster recovery

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

  • call tree

    A call tree is a layered hierarchical communication model that is used to notify specific individuals of an event and coordinate recovery, if necessary.

  • confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA triad)

    Confidentiality, integrity and availability, also known as the CIA triad, is a model designed to guide policies for information security within an organization.

  • Full Backup

    A full backup is the process of making at least one additional copy of all data files that an organization wishes to protect in a single backup operation.

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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.

  • virtual memory

    Virtual memory is a memory management technique where secondary memory can be used as if it were a part of the main memory.

  • hyper-converged appliance

    A hyper-converged appliance is a hardware device that provides multiple data center management technologies within a single box.

  • hot plugging

    Hot plugging is the addition of a component to a running computer system without significant interruption to the operation of the system.

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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.

  • continuous delivery (CD)

    Continuous delivery (CD) is an approach for software delivery in which development teams produce and test code in short but continual cycles, usually with high degrees of automation.

  • IT/OT convergence

    IT/OT convergence is the integration of information technology (IT) systems with operational technology (OT) systems.

  • application containerization (app containerization)

    Application containerization is an OS-level virtualization method used to deploy and run distributed applications without launching an entire virtual machine (VM) for each app.

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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.

  • hyper-converged appliance

    A hyper-converged appliance is a hardware device that provides multiple data center management technologies within a single box.

  • hot plugging

    Hot plugging is the addition of a component to a running computer system without significant interruption to the operation of the system.

  • backup storage device

    A backup storage device is used to make copies of data that is actively in use.

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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.

  • virtual memory

    Virtual memory is a memory management technique where secondary memory can be used as if it were a part of the main memory.

  • virtual storage area network (VSAN)

    A virtual storage area network (VSAN) is a logical partition in a physical storage area network (SAN).

  • hyper-converged infrastructure

    Hyper-converged infrastructure is a software-centric architecture that tightly integrates compute, storage and virtualization resources in a single system that usually consists of x86 hardware.

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  • risk assessment

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

  • PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)

    The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a widely accepted set of policies and procedures intended to ...

  • risk management

    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

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  • call tree

    A call tree is a layered hierarchical communication model that is used to notify specific individuals of an event and coordinate ...

  • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

    Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is the replication and hosting of physical or virtual servers by a third party to provide ...

  • cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR)

    Cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR) is a combination of strategies and services intended to back up data, applications and other ...

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