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.


It is a network entity that connects protocol-independent workgroups that may use similar or dissimilar protocols. It tracks source hardware addresses that enable the workgroups decide whether a packet can pass through the bridge. Bridges are faster, but are less versatile.


Bring Your Own Device or BYOD refers to employees bringing their own mobile devices, such as smart phones, laptops, and tablets, to the workplace and using them to do their work.

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.

Client management tool

Refers to desktop management software that automates system administration and supports functions that would otherwise be handled manually.
Configuration management tools image client systems, track inventory, deploy configuration changes, enforce configuration standards, and assist with troubleshooting.

Cloud Computing

Refers to delivering hosted services over the Internet. The services are divided into Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

Cloud monitoring

Refers to monitoring of the performance of physical and virtual servers, the resources they share, and the applications running on them.