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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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  • uncloud (cloud repatriation) - Unclouding, also called cloud repatriation, is the retrieval of applications and data from a cloud computing platform.
  • unified computing system (UCS) - A unified computing system (UCS) is is a converged data center architecture that integrates computing, networking and storage resources to increase efficiency and enable centralized management.
  • uninterruptible power supply (UPS) - An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is a device that allows a computer to keep running for at least a short time when the primary power source is lost.
  • utility storage - Utility storage is a service model in which a provider makes storage capacity available to an individual, an organization or a business unit on a pay-per-use basis.
  • VersaStack - VersaStack is a converged infrastructure reference architecture developed as a collaborative effort of IBM and Cisco.
  • virtual desktop - A virtual desktop is a computer operating system that does not run directly on the endpoint hardware from which a user accesses it.
  • virtual LUN or thin LUN - A virtual LUN (virtual logical unit number) is a representation of a storage area that is not tied to any physical storage allocation.
  • virtual power plant - A virtual power plant is the combination of numerous solar-powered, battery-backed homes delivering excess power back into the grid to provide power for other locations.
  • virtual SAN appliance (VSA) - A virtual SAN appliance (VSA) is a software bundle that allows a storage manager to turn the unused storage capacity in his network's virtual servers into a storage area network (SAN).
  • virtualization sprawl (VM sprawl) - Virtualization sprawl is a phenomenon that occurs when the number of virtual machines (VMs) on a network reaches a point where administrators can no longer manage them effectively.
  • virtualization stack - A virtualization stack is the collection of resources that, along with the hypervisor, make up the Microsoft Hyper-V environment.
  • VMware backup - VMware backup is the copying of data on a virtual machine (VM) in a VMware environment to prevent data loss.
  • VSPEX BLUE - VSPEX™ BLUE is a hyper-converged appliance from EMC Corporation that includes compute, memory and storage resources in a single device.
  • WAN accelerator - A WAN accelerator is an appliance that improves the end user's experience on a wide area network (WAN).
  • waste heat recovery - Waste heat recovery is the collection of heat created as an undesired by-product of the operation of a piece of equipment or machinery to fill a desired purpose elsewhere.
  • water cooling - In computers, water cooling is a method used to lower the temperatures of computer processors, and sometimes other components such as graphics cards, using water rather than air as the cooling medium.
  • WebSphere - WebSphere is a set of Java-based tools from IBM that allow customers to create and manage sophisticated business Web sites.
  • Websphere MQ - Websphere MQ, formerly known as MQ (message queue) series, is an IBM standard for program-to-program messaging across multiple platforms.
  • white box server - A white box server is a generic server made from commercially available retail computer parts.
  • wind farm - A wind farm or wind park is a grouping of wind turbines in an area.
  • wind power - Wind power is the kinetic energy of wind, harnessed and redirected to perform a task mechanically or to generate electrical power.
  • wind turbine - A wind turbine is a power generating device that is driven by the kinetic energy of the wind.
  • Windows Server 2012 (WS 2012) - Windows Server 2012, formerly codenamed Windows Server 8, is the latest version of Windows Server.
  • Windows Server Core - Windows Server Core is a minimal installation option for the Windows Server operating system (OS) that has no GUI and only includes the components required to perform server roles and run applications.
  • workload automation - Workload automation is the practice of using software to schedule, initiate, run and manage tasks related to business processes and transactions.
  • WUE (water usage effectiveness) - WUE (water usage effectiveness) is a metric developed by The Green Grid nonprofit consortium to help data centers measure how much water a facility uses for cooling and other building needs.
  • Zenoss - Zenoss is a company that develops hybrid IT monitoring analytics software for visibility in cloud, virtual and physical IT environments.
  • zero client - Zero client, also known as ultrathin client, is a server-based computing model in which the end user's computing device has no local storage.
  • zinc whiskers - Zinc whiskers are tiny growths of elemental zinc that form on the surfaces of objects that are electroplated, or galvanized, with zinc.
  • zombie server (comatose server) - A zombie server, also known as a comatose server, is one that is plugged in and drawing power but not performing any work and possibly not detectable other than physically.

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  • enterprise document management (EDM)

    Enterprise document management (EDM) is a strategy for overseeing an organization's paper and electronic documents so they can be...

  • risk assessment

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

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  • PKI (public key infrastructure)

    PKI (public key infrastructure) is the underlying framework that enables entities -- users and servers -- to securely exchange ...

  • obfuscation

    Obfuscation means to make something difficult to understand.

  • dumpster diving

    Dumpster diving is looking for treasure in someone else's trash.

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  • risk mitigation

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a business.

  • 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 ...

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  • cloud storage

    Cloud storage is a service model in which data is transmitted and stored on remote storage systems, where it is maintained, ...

  • cloud testing

    Cloud testing is the process of using the cloud computing resources of a third-party service provider to test software ...

  • storage virtualization

    Storage virtualization is the pooling of physical storage from multiple storage devices into what appears to be a single storage ...

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