Answer 2. A NAS device is typically attached to this kind of a network.
Answer 3. This is a network point that acts as an entrance to another network. On the Internet, a node or stopping point can be either one of these nodes or a host (end-point) node.
Answer 4. This is a client/server application that lets a computer user view and optionally store and update files on a remote computer as though they were on the user's own computer.
Answer 5. This is the creation of an abstraction layer between file servers and the clients that access those file servers.
Answer 6. In a computer system, this is a group of servers and other resources that act like a single system and enable high availability and, in some cases, load balancing and parallel processing.
Answer 7. This is the basic communication language or protocol of the Internet. It can also be used as a communications protocol in a private network -- either an intranet or an extranet.
Answer 8. This is a proposed standard protocol that lets programs make requests for files and services on remote computers on the Internet. This uses the client/server programming model.
Answer 9. This is an open protocol used to control data backup and recovery communications between primary and secondary storage in a heterogeneous network environment.
Answer 10. Called storage convergence, this is a method of centralizing data storage among multiple servers. The objective is to facilitate data backup and archiving for all subscribers in an enterprise, while minimizing the time required to access and store data.
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This was first published in September 2008