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.

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.

Data Storage as a Service (DaaS)

Data Storage as a Service or Daas is a business model in which a large company rents its storage infrastructure to a smaller company or individual.

Disk array

Is a hardware element that contains a large group of hard disk drives (HDDs). It has an architecture that improves speed and increases data protection.

Disk block

The unit on which data is stored and retrieved on a disk with a fixed block architecture.

Disk cache

Is a mechanism that improves the time it takes to read from or write to a hard disk. It is usually included as part of the hard disk.

Disk striping

A technique that spreads data over multiple disk drives. It quickly retrieves data from disk storage. The computer system breaks a body of data into units and spreads these units across the available disks.

Embedded storage controller

Is an intelligent storage controller that mounts in a host computer’s housing and attaches directly to a host’s memory bus with no intervening I/O adapter or I/O bus.