Glossary of Technical Terms for IT & DevOps | Tintri

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Tintri offers a range of storage options, cloud management software and Web services for large enterprise and cloud service providers. But we also provide expert consulting and technical support to ensure your toughest questions are answered quickly and accurately. Knowing the world of storage, cloud computing and the building blocks of virtual environments can be difficult to understand, we decided to pull together a complete glossary of technical terms. From automation to analytics and reduced cost to scalability, our glossary makes it easy to understand the components that put the agility of public cloud in your data center.

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All-flash array is a series of SSD flash drives used instead of volatile HDD storage.
All-flash storage is any system for storing data on nonvolatile SSD for enhanced speed when retrieving, reading or writing data.


Cloud computing refers to the virtual storage and management of data on the Internet rather than using servers or personal computers. Click here to find out more.
Compute infrastructures work in cloud environments to manage compute-intensive applications that require abundant resources.
Containers are a form of storage for more granular control of applications and resources in any type of deployment.


Data encryption the conversion of data from plaintext to ciphertext, keeping it safe and accessible only to those with encryption keys.
Disaster recovery is the creation of a plan to protect your data during and after a disaster, including power outages and natural disasters.


Enterprise cloud is a secure, private computing environment structured for corporations and other large ventures.


Hybrid cloud is the combination of a cloud environment for speed and legacy storage such as a server to securely house tomes of data.
A hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) is an architecture type that consolidates and orchestrates virtual resources, networks, various storage types, and computing from individual machines.


A LUN, or logical unit number is a unit for storing data that can partition off parts of a disk or act as storage for a whole disk.


Network attached storage (NAS) is a type of legacy storage or virtual storage, hosted by third-party providers as a service.


Public cloud is a virtualized environment for storage and housing of data and software owned by a third-party provider.


Quality of Service (QoS) refers to storage and network-level performance and how resources are managed for highest performance.


Serial storage architecture was once a reliable replacement for SCSI, but has become obsolete due to modern architecture communication tech.
A solid state array is a solid-state drive (SSD) housing nonvolatile all-flash memory that uses erasable & reprogrammable blocks.


VDI is virtual desktop infrastructure, which virtualizes desktop operating systems on central servers in data centers.
A virtual machine (VM) is a software emulation of dedicated hardware, with its own operating system or application environment.
Virtual servers are independent structures run by virtual servers, allowing greater speed and control for lower cost than dedicated servers.
Virtualization is the process of moving infrastructure and storage from CPUs and physical servers to cloud environments.