Data Center Definitions

  • E

    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

    Following specific standards, EDI is a way for businesses to securely transfer important data, such as invoices and purchase orders, via the Internet.

  • Emergency Power Off (EPO) button

    The Emergency Power Off (EPO) button -- sometimes called an EPO switch -- is a large red device in data centers that kills power to a particular piece of equipment, or to an entire facility, in the event of an emergency.

  • enclave

    In IBM's OS/390 operating system, an enclave is a representation of a business transaction or unit of work.

  • Energy Star

    Energy Star is a government-backed labeling program that helps people and organizations save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by identifying factories, office equipment, home appliances and electronics that have superior energy efficiency. (Continued...)

  • 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.

  • epoch

    In a computing context, an epoch is the date and time relative to which a computer's clock and timestamp values are determined.

  • ESCON (Enterprise Systems Connection)

    ESCON (Enterprise Systems Connection) is a marketing name for a set of IBM and vendor products that interconnect S/390 computers with each other and with attached storage, locally attached workstations, and other devices using optical fiber technology and dynamically modifiable switches called ESCON Directors.

  • Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL)

    The Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) is a grade assigned to an IT product or system after completing a Common Criteria security evaluation.

  • event forwarding

    Event forwarding is the transmission of information to a centralized computer concerning events that take place on remote computers or servers... (Continued)

  • F

    Fedora

    Fedora is a popular open source Linux-based operating system.

  • field-replaceable unit (FRU)

    In electronic hardware, particularly computer systems, a field-replaceable unit (FRU) is a circuit board or part that can be quickly and easily removed and replaced by the user or by a technician without having to send the entire product or system to a repair facility.

  • free cooling

    Free cooling is when ambient air or water is used to cool data center space and equipment.

  • fuel cell

    A fuel cell is an electrochemical cell that derives its energy from combustible substances such as hydrogen, methane, propane, methanol, diesel fuel or even gasoline... (Continued)

  • G

    GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment)

    GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment, pronounced gah-NOHM) is a graphical user interface (GUI) and set of computer desktop applications for users of the Linux computer operating system.

  • GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or simply GPL)

    The GNU General Public License, often shortened to GNU GPL (or simply GPL), lists terms and conditions for copying, modifying and distributing free software.

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