Cloud performance

Refers to monitoring servers and applications in private and public clouds. Cloud performance software helps identify instances where a particular application may require additional resources to prevent potential outages.

Cloud security

Is the set of security protocols, methodologies, and technologies that protect cloud resource availability and the data integrity in a cloud computing environment.

Cloud server

Is a logical server that is built, hosted, and delivered through a cloud computing platform over the Internet. Cloud servers possess and exhibit similar capabilities and functionality to a typical server, but are accessed remotely from a cloud service provider.

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.