A technique for obfuscating the true origin of packets on an IP network in order to preserve privacy and shield a user’s online activities from monitoring by government, corporate or other entities. Onion routing hides online activity by sending packets through a distributed network of randomly selected proxy serversbefore they are delivered to their final destination.
Onion-routed packets are securely encrypted, with the packets unwrapped by a symmetric encryption key at each server, peeling off the layers of the message a server at a time. Onion routing was originally developed by the U.S. Navy, and the Navy has financed the development of a second-generation onion routing project known as Tor.
- iTunes Match
iTunes Match is a subscription service from Apple that enables users to sync and share their music catalogs with all of their devices that have iTunes accounts. The $24.99/year iTunes Match service utilizes Apple’s iCloud for syncing a user’s music catalog and iTunes for managing the libraries, purchasing and downloading music, and playing content. iTunes […]
- Software-Defined Storage (SDS)
Storage infrastructure that is managed and automated by intelligent software as opposed to by the storage hardware itself. In this way, the pooled storage infrastructure resources in a software-defined storage (SDS) environment can be automatically and efficiently allocated to match the application needs of an enterprise. Separating the Storage Hardware from the Software By separating […]
An online data backup provider offering enterprise, small business and consumer-level services. Mozy was initially a service for consumers but has extended its capabilities into the small business arena via MozyPro, which can be obtained through small business resellers or direct from the company. Mozy allows users to centrally administer all backups so that they […]
- the Marketplace Fairness Act
The Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) of 2013 is a bill that requires online retailers to collect sales taxes from out-of-state customers, even if the retailers don’t have a physical presence in the customer’s state. Under the act, a state other than an online retailer’s home state could summon an online seller for an audit if […]
- VM-aware storage
VM-aware storage, or virtualization-aware storage, is the intelligent management and monitoring of storage infrastructure in virtualized environments where virtual machines (VMs) are utilized. The key factor in a VM-aware storage environment is that the storage components are managed together with the VMs rather than as separately managed volumes or LUNs (logical unit numbers).