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Short for serializer/deserializer, SerDes is an integrated circuit transceiver used to convert parallel and serial data. SerDes converts data into a serial data stream and then transmits it over a differential media. SerDes reduces the number of data paths and also the number of connecting PINs (or wires) required.
- Serial ATA
Often abbreviated SATA or S-ATA, an evolution of the Parallel ATA physical storage interface. Serial ATA is a serial link — a single cable with a minimum of four wires creates a point-to-point connection between devices. Transfer rates for Serial ATA begin at 150MBps. One of the main design advantages of Serial ATA is that […]
- Serial Storage Architecture
Abbreviated as SSA, Serial Storage Architecture is an open industry-standard interface that provides a high-performance, serial interconnect technology used to connect disk devices and host adapters. SSA serializes the SCSI data set and using loop architecture that requires only two wires: transmit and receive. The SSA interface also supports full-duplex, so it can transmit and […]
- Server Appliance Kit
Abbreviated as SAK, the Server Appliance Kit, used with Microsoft Windows 2000 Server or Advanced Server with Service Pack 2, enables OEMs to build fixed-function server appliance products based on the Microsoft Windows OS. This includes a variety of server appliances such as Web server appliances, VPN appliances, NAS appliances, or backup and recovery appliances […]
- Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Abbreviated SLA, a contract between an ASP and the end user which stipulates and commits the ASP to a required level of service. An SLA should contain a specified level of service, support options, enforcement or penalty provisions for services not provided, a guaranteed level of system performance as relates to downtime or uptime, a […]