V - Definitions

  • V

    VCD (video CD or video compact disc)

    VCD (also called video CD, video compact disc or "disc") is a compact diskformat based on CD-ROM XAthat is specifically designed to hold MPEG-1video data and to include interactive capabilities.

  • Virtual File Allocation Table (VFAT)

    Virtual File Allocation Table (VFAT) is the part of the Windows 95 and later operating system that handles long file names, which otherwise could not be handled by the original file allocation table file allocation table (FAT) programming.

  • virtual LUN or thin LUN

    A virtual LUN (virtual logical unit number) is a representation of a storage area that is not tied to any physical storage allocation. Virtual LUNs are used in thin provisioning (also known as virtual provisioning) for storage area network (SAN) management. A virtual LUN is also sometimes called a thin LUN.

  • virtual memory

    Virtual memory is a memory management capability of an OS that allows a computer to compensate for physical memory shortages by temporarily transferring data from RAM to disk storage.

  • 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...)

  • virtual SAN appliance (VSA)

    A virtual SAN appliance (VSA) is a software bundle that allows a storage manager to turn the unused storage capacity in his network's virtual servers into a storage area network (SAN).

  • virtual storage area network (VSAN)

    A virtual storage area network (VSAN) is a logical partition in a storage area network (SAN). VSANs allow traffic to be isolated within specific portions of a storage area network.

  • Virtual Storage Portal (VSP)

    Another meaning for VSP is vertical solutions provider.

  • virtual tape

    Virtual tape is an archival storage technology that makes it possible to save data as if it were being stored on tape although it may actually be stored on hard disk or on another storage medium.

  • VMware Storage Policy-Based Management

    Storage Policy-Based Management is a feature that allows for automatic provisioning of virtual machines in a VMware environment.

  • volume manager

    A volume manager is software within an operating system (OS) that controls capacity allocation on arrays.

  • VRAM (video ram)

    VRAM (video RAM) is a reference to any type of random access memory (RAM) used to store image data for a computer display.

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