Array configuration

A hardware element that contains a large group of hard disk drives (HDDs), which is configured by setting parameters such as RAID model and cache allowance.

Automated tiered storage

Refers to the automated data progression or demotion between different types of storage devices and media.

Blade System

A blade system is a server chassis housing multiple thin, modular electronic circuit boards, known as server blades. Each blade is a server in its own right, often dedicated to a single application.

Capacity planning

Involves estimating the space, storage hardware, and software and netwoking infrastructure resources that will be needed in the future. An important aspect of capacity planning is forecasting.


Refers to connecting two or more than two Fibre Channel hubs or switches together to increase the number of ports or to extend the distance.

Class of Service (CoS)

Is a way of managing traffic in a network by grouping similar types of traffic and treating each type as a class with its own level of service priority.

Cold backup

Is a backup process that is performed while a database or a system is offline or shut down.

Common Information Model

CIM provides a common definition of management information for systems, networks, applications and services, and allows for vendor extensions. CIM’s common definitions enable vendors to exchange semantically rich management information between systems throughout the network.

Common Internet File System

Common Internet File System or CIFS is a protocol that allows programs to request for files and services on remote computers on the Internet. CIFS uses the client/server programming model.