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  • cloudware

    Cloudware is software that runs on a remote Web server rather than on a mobile computing device, personal computer (PC) or traditional on-premises application server. 

  • I/O blender effect

    The I/O blender effect is a phenomenon in virtualized environments that degrades storage performance.  The I/O blender effect occurs when multiple virtual machines (VMs) all send their input/output (I/O) streams to a hypervisor for processing. 

  • discoverability

    Discoverability is the capacity of something to be found. The term is used in many different contexts in IT (information technology). 

  • object storage

    Object storage, also called object-based storage, is a generic term that describes an approach to addressing and manipulating discrete units of storage called objects.  Storage objects preserve information about both the context and the content of th... 

  • Cloud Data Management Interface

    Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) is a Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) industry standard that defines the interface that applications will use to create, retrieve, update and delete data elements from the cloud. 

  • community cloud

    A community cloud is a multi-tenant infrastructure that is shared among several organizations from a specific group with common computing concerns. 

  • managed storage

    Managed storage is the process of offloading an organization’s data storage requirements to an outside managed service provider. 

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    A cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software components -- such as servers, storage, virtualization software and operating systems -- needed to meet the computing requirements of a cloud storage model. 

  • Dropbox

    Dropbox is a cloud storage provider (sometimes referred to as an online backup service) that is frequently used as a file-sharing service. 

  • cloud storage appliance

    A cloud storage appliance is a stand-alone computing device or virtual machine (VM) image used to move data from a local site to a remote cloud storage service provider.