Automated tiered storage

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


Is the process of copying data so that it can be recovered when a data loss happens.

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.


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.

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.