The systematic approach to saving and protecting all data contained in emails or instant messages so that it can be easily accessed at a later date; archiving tools integrate with email or instant message providers to accumulate and index data such that it is searchable and quickly retrievable by the user.
With a Citrix server, you are able to log into a website via any computer and gain access to the applications that live on the Citrix server in your office. When you click any application icon, it will appear as if it is running locally despite being housed on your office server.
Services or applications that are hosted in a web-based repository known as the “cloud”; the service is hosted by a third-party provider who then provides access to that service to users on an on-demand basis via a network connection; this alleviates that firm from having to purchase and maintain costly infrastructure in-house.
Offsite data storage which allows multiple clients to locate network, server and storage equipment in one centralized location and connect them to a variety of telecommunications and network providers with limited cost and complexity.
A facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems; typically includes redundant or backup power supplies, redundant communications connections, environmental controls and security features.
Represent a standardized method for defining the uptime of a data center; tiers range from I to IV and are most useful in measuring data center performance, investment and return on investment (ROI).
DLP technology can be used to monitor and protect data at rest, in motion and on endpoints through deep content inspection and the constant monitoring of transactions occurring across the network.
A strategy used to protect data in transit; the information is transformed into an unreadable format, transported to its destination, then transformed back into a readable format so that it can be viewed by the recipient.
A private cloud environment that is provided by a third party external to the client organization.
High availability describes a system’s ability to continue processing and functioning for a certain period of time - normally a very high percentage of time, for example 99.999%. High availability can be implemented into a firm's IT infrastructure by reducing any single points of failure using redundant components.
Applications that reside on servers that are located externally and accessed via the Internet, as opposed to a more traditional model in which applications are installed directly onto a local server or an individual PC.
A type of cloud structure that combines the advantages of both the public and private cloud models; a company can leverage third-party cloud providers in either a full or partial manner, which increases the flexibility of computing.
Provides data center, infrastructure hardware and software resources to users via the Internet; applications are delivered as a virtualization platform by the cloud provider and can be accessed across the Internet.
A computer system or application that is essential to the functioning of your business and its processes.
A mechanism in high-performance telecommunications networks that directs data from one place on the network to another based on short path labels rather than long network addresses.
A structure in which a single instance of a software application serves multiple clients; a key component of cloud services including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) or Software as a Service (SaaS).
A private cloud environment that is managed by an organization’s onsite IT department, as opposed to an external, third-party IT provider.
For those companies who use Microsoft Outlook for email, you can log into OWA to access your email account from an external computer.
The delivery of a computing platform over the Internet; this model enables hedge funds to create web applications quickly without incurring the cost and complexity of buying and managing the underlying software/hardware.
A type of cloud structure that is built exclusively for an individual enterprise; it allows the firm to host applications in the cloud, while addressing concerns regarding data security and control, which is often lacking in a public cloud environment.
A type of cloud structure that is owned and operated by a third-party service provider; customers benefit from economies of scale because infrastructure costs are spread across all users, thus allowing each individual client to operate on a low-cost, “pay-as-you-go” model.
The RTO is the duration of time and service level within which a business process must be restored after a disruption in order to avoid unacceptable losses. RTO begins when a disaster hits and does not end until all systems are up and running.
The RPO is the point in time to which a firm must recover data as defined by the organization. In other words, the RPO is what an organization determines is an “acceptable loss” in a disaster situation. The RPO dictates which replication method will be required (i.e. nightly backups, snapshots, continuous replication).
A system of using multiple sources, devices or connections so that no single point of failure will completely stop the flow of information.
Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 or SAS 70 is an auditing statement issued by the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants which provides guidance to service auditors when assessing the internal controls of a service organization.
An agreement or contract in which a service provider defines the services and levels of guarantee regarding availability, performance, and other aspects of the cloud services.
Firms are offered a complete range of applications via the Internet, which are managed by a cloud solutions provider; firms do not need upfront investment in servers or software licenses, while for the provider, the costs are lowered since only a single application needs to be hosted and maintained.
A dedicated, high-speed network that provides access to consolidated data storage; interconnects different types of data storage devices with associated data servers for a larger network.
A network that uses public telecommunication infrastructures, such as the Internet, to provide remote users access to the organization’s central network.
Allows companies to integrate voice, data services and applications over a single converged IP network to achieve a more flexible, robust network infrastructure; describes a group of technologies used to make voice calls over IP networks.
The Xen Cloud Platform (XCP) is an open source enterprise-ready server virtualization and cloud computing platform, delivering the Xen Hypervisor with support for a range of guest operating systems including Windows and Linux network, storage support and management tools in a single, tested installable image, which is also called XCP appliance.