Networks and storage Definitions

Search Definitions
  • A

    access layer

    The access layer is where host computers and end users connect to the network.

  • alien crosstalk (AXT)

    Alien crosstalk (AXT) is electromagnetic noise that can occur in a cable that runs alongside one or more other signal-carrying cables.

  • Andrew

    Andrew was a joint project between Carnegie-Mellon University and IBM to set up a distributed computing environment on the CMU campus.

  • B

    brownfield (brownfield deployment, brownfield site)

    A brownfield deployment, in information technology, is the installation and configuration of new hardware or software that must coexist with legacy IT systems.

  • BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution)

    BSD (originally: Berkeley Software Distribution) refers to the particular version of the UNIX operating system that was developed at and distributed from the University of California at Berkeley.

  • C

    Categories of twisted pair cabling systems

    ANSI/EIA (American National Standards Institute/Electronic Industries Association) Standard 568 is one of several standards that specify "categories" (the singular is commonly referred to as "CAT") of twisted pair cabling systems, such as wires, junctions, and connectors.

  • channel extender

    A channel extender is a device used with IBM's S/390 line of computers to increase the maximum communication distances between the S/390 channel-connected mainframe computers, or between an S/390 and peripheral devices such as workstations, printers, and storage devices.

  • D

    DB2

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

  • E

    Electric plugs for each country

    Electrical plugs and voltages for different countries around the world.

  • I

    information technology (IT)

    Information technology (IT) is the use of any computers, storage, networking and other physical devices, infrastructure and processes to create, process, store, secure and exchange all forms of electronic data.

  • infrastructure (IT infrastructure)

    Infrastructure is the foundation or framework that supports a system or organization.

  • L

    leaf-spine (leaf-spine architecture)

    Leaf-spine is a two-layer network topology composed of leaf switches and spine switches. Leaf-spine is a two-layer data center network topology that's useful for data centers that experience more east-west network traffic than north-south traffic.

  • limited combustible cable (LCC)

    Limited combustible cable (LCC), also called CMP-50 cable, is fire-resistant cable with insulation made of a synthetic material called fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP).

  • Linux swappiness

    Linux swappiness is the rate at which a Linux platform's kernel moves pages into and out of active memory.

  • 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)

  • M

    moves, adds and changes (MAC)

    Moves, adds and changes (MAC) keep computing equipment in line with user needs and up-to-date, with disciplined process management.

  • N

    Net-SNMP (Net Simple Network Management Protocol)

    Net-SNMP is a set of tools and libraries for implementing the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) on enterprise networks.

  • Network Cabling Tutorials

    (From the Computer Technical Tutorials Directory) Network Cabling Tutorials Network Tutorial: Cabling Covers Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP), Shielded Twisted Pair (STP), Coaxial Cable, Fiber Optic Cable, Wireless LANs, and provides some cable installation guidelines Color Cabling Shows cabling color codes for several types of copper and fiber cable.

  • O

    open data center

    An open data center is an IT facility that employs a clearly defined and standardized set of hardware and software products designed to make the data center interoperable with other IT facilities.

  • R

    raceway

    A raceway is an enclosed conduit that forms a physical pathway for electrical wiring... (Continued)

  • raised floor

    A raised floor is a data center construction model in which a slightly higher floor is constructed above the building's original concrete slab floor, leaving the open space created between the two for wiring or cooling infrastructure.

  • S

    software-defined everything (SDE)

    Software-defined everything (SDE) is an umbrella term that describes how virtualization and abstracting workloads from the underlying hardware can be used to make information technology (IT) infrastructures more flexible and agile.

  • T

    twisted pair

    Twisted pair is the ordinary copper wire that connects home and many business computers to the telephone company. (Continued...)

  • W

    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. (Continued...)

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchWindowsServer

SearchServerVirtualization

SearchCloudComputing

Close