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    Microsoft's Azure began as its Windows Server-based cloud platform, but that tight Windows integration has been no guarantee of success for Microsoft. Amazon Web Services and Google have become tough competition for Microsoft in the cloud computing w... 

  • single point of failure (SPOF)

    A single point of failure (SPOF) is a potential risk posed by a flaw in the design, implementation or configuration of a circuit or system in which one fault or malfunction causes an entire system to stop operating. 

  • Unix

    Unix (often spelled "UNIX," especially as an official trademark) is an operating system that originated at Bell Labs in 1969 as an interactive time-sharing system. 

  • intelligent power management (IPM)

    Intelligent Power Management (IPM) is a combination of hardware and software that optimizes the distribution and use of electrical power in computer systems and data centers. While the installation of IPM involves up-front cost and ongoing maintenanc... 

  • tin whiskers

    Tin whiskers are individual crystals of tin that grow spontaneously from a tinned surface, usually as a result of stress of some sort... (Continued) 

  • compaction

    In a data center, compaction is the reduction or consolidation of hardware to make better use of physical floor space. 

  • pizza box server

    The term "pizza box server" refers to the shape of a computer server enclosed in a rectangular and horizontally-arranged chassis and often installed in a rack with similar servers. 

  • Uptime Institute, Inc.

    The Uptime Institute, Inc. is a consortium of companies devoted to maximizing efficiency and uptime in data centers and IT (information technology) organizations... (Continued) 

  • infrastructure

    In information technology and on the Internet, infrastructure is the physical hardware used to interconnect computers and users. (Continued...) 

  • HP 9000

    The HP 9000 is a line of UNIX-based business servers from Hewlett-Packard (HP) with server models that span enterprise applications from the "entry-level" (branch or department-level computers, Web hosting servers, and so forth) through the midrange ... 

  • HP-UX

    HP-UX is the UNIX-based operating system for the HP 9000 series of business servers from Hewlett-Packard. 

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