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  • R

    RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an underlying part of the transaction.

  • S

    self-service cloud computing

    Self-service cloud computing is a form of private cloud service where the customer provisions storage and launches applications without going through an external cloud service provider.

  • SugarSync

    SugarSync is an online file sync-and-share service.

  • T

    Tahoe-LAFS (Tahoe Least-Authority File System)

    Tahoe-LAFS (Tahoe Least-Authority File System) is a distributed storage system that offers provider-independent security for local or cloud storage.

  • U

    utility storage

    Utility storage is a service model in which a provider makes storage capacity available to an individual, an organization or a business unit on a pay-per-use basis. The utility model is sometimes called metered services or storage on demand.

  • X

    XFS file system

    XFS is a 64-bit, highly scalable file system that was developed by Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI) and first deployed in the Unix-based IRIX operating system (OS) in 1994.

  • Z

    Zadara VPSA and ZIOS

    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA platforms.

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