Data center hosting Definitions

  • C

    capacity on demand (COD)

    Capacity on demand (COD) is a purchasing option that allows companies to receive equipment with more computer processing, storage, or other capacity than the company needs at the time of purchase, and have that extra capacity remain unused and unpaid for until the company actually requires it.

  • colocation marketplace

    A colocation marketplace is an online platform that connects colocation users with managed service providers, IT vendors and potential business partners.

  • D

    data center as a service (DCaaS)

    A data center as a service (DCaaS) provider will supply turnkey physical data center facilities and computing infrastructure (e.g., servers, networking, storage, and so on) to clients in the form of a service.

  • E

    Enterprise Identity Mapping (EIM)

    Enterprise Identity Mapping (EIM) is an open architecture from IBM for helping an enterprise manage the multiple user registries and identities that enable a computer user to access multiple applications with a single sign-on.

  • G

    grid computing

    Grid computing uses small, distributed resources from servers and PCs to solve big problems. But will this architecture survive the cloud era?

  • J

    job step

    In certain computer operating systems, a job step is part of a job, a unit of work that a computer operator (or a program called a job scheduler) gives to the operating system.

  • L

    liquid-tight strain-relief connector

    A liquid-tight strain-relief connector is a special electrical connector or jacket used in cabling for electronic and computer systems where water or contaminant intrusion is a concern... (Continued)

  • R

    remote hands

    Remote hands is a service offered by colocation providers that allows customers to delegate management tasks to a technician hired by the provider.

  • Remote Job Entry (RJE)

    Remote Job Entry (RJE) is a facility that allows remote computer users to submit a job (the running of a specific program or group of programs) to a centrally-located IBM mainframe computer.

  • U

    Uptime data center tier standards

    The Uptime data center tier standards are a standardized methodology used to determine availability in a facility. The tiered system, developed by the Uptime Institute, offers companies a way to measure return on investment (ROI) and performance. (Continued...)

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