Also called a modular data center or data center-in-a-box. A data center container is a method of deploying data centers that is designed to add data center capacity and to reduce an organization’s cooling and power consumption costs. The container refers to a modular, portable self-contained environment that can be shipped and deployed. The container is portable, so it can be relocated or deployed in non-traditional data centers, such as urban spaces. A data center container is also faster to deploy than a traditional data center.
An example of a container is HP’s Performance Optimized Datacenters, or PODs, a 40-foot shipping container with up to 22 racks of servers inside – pre-installed and ready to go. Container data centers have become popularized by vendors like Sun Microsystems and Rackable Systems and are considered to be a part of the modern data center.
A combination of the acronyms DR (disaster recovery) and SaaS (software as a service / storage as a service). The term DR-as-a-Service refers to an “always on” hosted disaster recovery solution, where the service provider or vendor, is responsible for deploying and managing applications and services required to support an organization’s mission critical activities. DR-as-a-Service […]
In haptics it is term used to describe the perception of a mechanical interaction with a person’s body movements and feeling in muscles.
- Kinesthetic Haptic Interfaces
Abbreviated as KHI, Kinesthetic Haptic Interfaces is a type of haptic interface that exerts controlled forces on the human body using a passive connection that constantly remains in contact with the limbs of the operator. During this time no contact with the virtual object is established. For example, in a surgical procedure simulation the connection […]
- NIC bonding
Short for network interface card (NIC) bonding it is a term used to describe a way to increase available bandwidth. When bonded, two NICs appear to be the same physical device and they also have the same MAC address. Linux uses a special kernel module called bonding to allow users to bond multiple network interfaces […]
- Games Explorer
A feature in Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system that enables users to quickly find and manage all PC games on your computer. In addition to seeing all the games, users can also see information about the installed games, including the ESRB rating, system requirements, updates and scores.