Cloud service

Is any resource that is provided over the Internet. Common cloud service resources include Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

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.

Controller based array

A device that manages physical disk drives and presents them to the computer as logical units.

Controller cache

Is present in a controller to enhance the disk or array I/O performance.

Converged infrastructure

Is used to centralize the management of IT resources, consolidate systems, increase resource utilization rates, and reduce costs. This is done by creating pools of computers, storage, and networking resources that can be shared by multiple applications and managed in a collective manner by using policy-driven processes.


Corporate Owned Personally Enabled is the option for employees to choose organization-owned devices.