In storage terminology, the term consolidation is used mainly to refer to the concept of centralized storage where resources are shared among multiple applications and users.
Traditionally, organizations have deployed servers with direct-attached storage (DAS) as file servers. However, many organizations are facilitating server consolidation by deploying network-attached storage (NAS). NAS provides a single purpose device that can provide CIFS and NFS connected storage that can scale from gigabyte to petabytes.
In programming, a constant is a value that never changes. The other type of values that programs use is variables, symbols that can represent different values throughout the course of a program. A constant can be a number, like 25 or 3.6 a character, like a or $ a character string, like “this is a […]
In DRM, a constrictor is a software component that degrades the quality of a video signal. When the signal is copied, it produces a low-grade analog copy making it useless to pirates to copy and distribute. When these signals are resampled back to high resolution the signal will still be poorer quality than the original.
- Consumer Electronics (CE)
Consumer electronics refers to any device containing an electronic circuit board that is intended for everyday use by individuals. This encompasses a massive category of electronics that includes televisions, cameras, digital cameras, PDAs, calculators, VCRs, DVDs, clocks, audio devices, headphones, tablets, smartphones and many other home products.
- consumer optical fiber
Slang term used to describe plastic optical fiber.
- contact image sensor
(kon´takt im´ij sen´s&r) (n.) Abbreviated as CIS, a type of optical flatbed scanner that does not use the traditional CCD arrays that rely on a system of mirrors and lenses to project the scanned image onto the arrays. CIS scanners gather light from red, green and blue LEDs (which combine to provide white light) and […]