Storage vendors Definitions

  • C

    Caringo Swarm

    Swarm is software designed to store unstructured data on an object storage platform. Unique indentifiers allow objects to be tracked using the search function.

  • Ceph

    Ceph is open source software providing scalable object-, block- and file-based storage under a unified system. Red Hat and SUSE sell commercially supported versions of Ceph.

  • D

    Dell EMC World

    Dell EMC World is an annual event for Dell EMC customers that showcases new and emerging technologies in the virtualization, cloud and data storage market.

  • E

    Express Bay

    Express Bay is an externally accessible storage slot that is designed to accept a high-performance PCI Express (PCIe) solid-state drive (SSD),

  • G

    Ghost

    Ghost is a software product from Symantec that can clone (copy) the entire contents of a hard disk to another computer's hard disk or to storage media.

  • M

    Mammoth

    Mammoth is a magnetic tape and drive system used for computer data storage and archiving.

  • Millipede

    Millipede is a nano-storage prototype developed by IBM that can store data at a density of a trillion bits per square inch: 20 times more than any currently available magnetic storage medium.

  • P

    Panasas

    Panasas is a scale-out NAS (network-attached storage) vendor that produces hardware and software for demanding technical and enterprise environments.

  • Q

    QNAP Systems Inc. (Quality Network Appliance Provider Systems Inc.)

    QNAP Systems Inc. is a Taiwanese-based storage vendor specializing in hardware systems for file sharing, storage management, virtualization and cloud services as well as surveillance applications for home and businesses.

  • Qumulo

    Qumulo is a Seattle-based storage vendor that specializes in selling its data-aware storage software application called the Qumulo Core. This product provides detailed data analytics, and these analytics are meant to help customers better manage their data storage.

  • R

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform is Red Hat's supported distribution of OpenStack.

  • S

    Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF)

    S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) is a standard audio transfer file format.

  • Storage Networking Industry Association

    The Storage Networking Industry Association, also known as SNIA, is a nonprofit trade group that promotes standards and technologies for the storage industry and offers education services, technical work groups and certifications for IT professionals.

  • storage service provider (SSP)

    Also see two related terms, application service provider and management service provider.

  • V

    virtual provisioning

    Virtual provisioning is a term used by vendors, such as EMC, to describe a process of efficiently provisioning space in storage area networks (SAN). (Continued...)

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