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Storage hardware

Terms related to storage hardware, including definitions about solid state drives and words and phrases about hard disk drives, tape drives, disk arrays and tiered storage.

  • spindle - A spindle is a shaft that holds rotating hard disk drive (HDD) platters in place.
  • SRAM (static random access memory) - SRAM (static RAM) is a type of random access memory (RAM) that retains data bits in its memory as long as power is being supplied.
  • SSD (solid-state drive) - An SSD, or solid-state drive, is a type of storage device used in computers.
  • SSD form factor - An SSD form factor is the size, configuration or physical arrangement of solid state storage media.
  • SSD purge (solid state drive purge) - SSD purge is the process of returning a flash memory device to its original state at the time of manufacturing and effectively erasing any data that has been written to the device.
  • SSD RAID (solid-state drive RAID) - SSD RAID (solid-state drive RAID) is a methodology commonly used to protect data by distributing redundant data blocks across multiple SSDs.
  • SSD TRIM - SSD TRIM is an Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA) command that enables an operating system to inform a NAND flash solid-state drive (SSD) which data blocks it can erase because they are no longer in use.
  • SSD write cycle - An SSD write cycle is the process of programming data to a NAND flash memory chip in a solid-state storage device.
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    Virtual network functions (VNFs) are virtualized tasks formerly carried out by proprietary, dedicated hardware.

  • network functions virtualization (NFV)

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    An overlay network is a virtual or logical network that is created on top of an existing physical network.

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    Malware, or malicious software, is any program or file that is intentionally harmful to a computer, network or server.

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    A chief data officer (CDO) in many organizations is a C-level executive whose position has evolved into a range of strategic data...

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    Implementation is the execution or practice of a plan, a method or any design, idea, model, specification, standard or policy for...

  • first call resolution (FCR)

    First call resolution (FCR) is when customer service agents properly address a customer's needs the first time they call.

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    Customer intelligence (CI) is the process of collecting and analyzing detailed customer data from internal and external sources ...

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