Abbreviates as RC, a release candidate is a version of a program or software that is functional but not quite ready to be released to the consumer market. Often, glitches and issues with the software are known to the developer, and those issues need to be fixed before the developer releases the product to a sample of consumers for the next phase of development, beta testing. Some developers, such as Microsoft, have a special technical service users group to which they offer a release candidate for trial before a more open public beta test.
- Online Data Storage
Online data storage refers to the practice of storing electronic data with a third party service accessed via the Internet. It is an alternative to traditional local storage (such as disk or tape drives) and portable storage (such as optical media or flash drives). It can also be called “hosted storage,” “Internet storage” or “cloud […]
- Enterprise Storage
Enterprise storage is a broad category that includes products and services designed to assist large organizations with saving and retrieving digital information. Unlike consumer or small business storage devices, enterprise storage can handle large volumes of data and large numbers of users. It usually involves centralized storage repositories, such as storage area networks (SANs) or […]
- smoke testing
In software development, smoke testing is a slang term used by programmers in reference to hardware testing. When testing software in development, the joke is if it is tried on a new piece of hardware for the first time and it does not catch on fire, it is a successful test.
- data center container
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 […]
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 […]