Data Center Definitions

  • D

    data center evaporative cooling (swamp cooling)

    Evaporative cooling, also known as swamp cooling, is a strategy for cooling air that takes advantage of the drop in temperature that occurs when water that's exposed to moving air begins to change to gas. You've probably experienced the effects of evaporative cooling if you've ever changed out of wet clothes because you felt chilled.

  • Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency (DCiE)

    Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency (DCiE) is a metric used to determine the energy efficiency of a data center. The metric, which is expressed as a percentage, is calculated by dividing IT equipment power by total facility power.

  • data center resiliency

    Data center resiliency is the ability of a server, network, storage system, or an entire data center, to continue operating even when there has been an equipment failure, power outage or other disruption.

  • data center services

    Data center services is a collective term for the supporting components necessary for the proper operation of a repository for storage, management and dissemination of data organized around a body of knowledge or pertaining to an enterprise... (Continued)

  • data integrity

    Data integrity is the assurance that digital information is uncorrupted and can only be accessed or modified by those authorized to do so. Integrity involves maintaining the consistency, accuracy and trustworthiness of data over its entire life cycle.

  • DB2

    DB2 is a family of relational database management system (RDBMS) products from IBM that serve a number of different operating system platforms.

  • Debian

    Debian is a popular and freely-available computer operating system that uses the Linux kernel and other program components obtained from the GNU project.

  • distribution

    In marketing, distribution is the process of moving a product from its manufacturing source to its customers. In computer software, distribution is the phase that follows packaging.

  • DRBD (Distributed Replicated Block Device)

    DRBD (Distributed Replicated Block Device) is a Linux-based software component that facilitates the replacement of shared storage systems by networked mirroring. DRBD makes it possible to maintain consistency of data among multiple systems in a network. DRBD also ensures high availability (HA) for Linux applications... (Continued)

  • ducting (data center cooling)

    Ducting is the use of a metal or plastic pipe to carry air from one place to another.

  • E

    e-cycling

    E-cycling is the practice of reusing, or distributing for reuse, electronic equipment and components rather than discarding them at the end of their life cycle.

  • e-waste

    E-waste is any refuse created by discarded electronic devices and components as well as substances involved in their manufacture or use.

  • economizer

    An economizer is a mechanical device used to reduce energy consumption. Economizers recycle energy produced within a system or leverage environmental temperature differences to achieve efficiency improvements. (Continued...)

  • edge computing

    Edge computing is an IT architecture in which raw data is processed as near to the data source as possible instead of being sent over the Internet to a remote data center for processing.

  • Electric plugs for each country

    Electrical plugs and voltages for different countries around the world.

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