Virtual server farm

A virtual server farm is a group of virtual servers that are all hosted on the same physical server. The virtual servers are all isolated from each other and each has its own operating system, applications, and data. Are server farms real? Yes, server farms are real. They are usually large data centers that house … Read more


Iometer is an industry-standard storage benchmarking tool that is used to measure the performance of storage devices, such as hard drives, SSDs, and SANs. Iometer can be used to measure the performance of a storage device in terms of throughput, latency, and IOPS. Thereof, what is iometer used for? Iometer is a popular tool used … Read more

Shared storage

Shared storage is a storage area that can be accessed by two or more computers. It is usually used to store data that needs to be shared between computers, such as operating system files, application files, and user data. There are several ways to implement shared storage, including using a shared disk drive, a shared … Read more

Storage container

A storage container is a logical collection of storage resources, such as disks, files, or blocks. A storage container can be created by a storage administrator to provision storage to users or applications. Storage containers can be created using the command line or GUI tools provided by the storage system. Are storage containers weatherproof? Yes, … Read more

Virtual NAS

A Virtual NAS is a Storage Server that uses Network Attached Storage (NAS) protocols to provide file-based storage services to client computers. A Virtual NAS appliance is a purpose-built, turnkey solution that provides all the hardware and software necessary to create and manage a Virtual NAS. A Virtual NAS appliance typically consists of a NAS … Read more

Logical interface (LIF)

A logical interface (LIF) is a layer 2 network interface that is used to connect a host to a storage system. A LIF can be either a physical interface, such as an Ethernet interface, or a virtual interface, such as a Fibre Channel interface. A LIF is used to communicate with storage devices on a … Read more

Clustered storage

Clustered storage is a type of storage system that uses a cluster of nodes to provide high availability and scalability. Each node in a clustered storage system contains a portion of the data, and the system as a whole is designed to tolerate the failure of any individual node. Clustered storage systems are often used … Read more

Mount point

A mount point is a directory on a file system to which another file system is mounted. The mount point acts as a portal, providing access to the mounted file system. When a file system is mounted at a mount point, the file system’s files and directories become accessible to users and programs via the … Read more

OpLock (opportunistic lock)

An OpLock is a type of lock that is used to improve performance in certain types of file access scenarios. An OpLock essentially allows a process to lock a file in a way that prevents other processes from accessing it, while still allowing the original process to access and modify the file. The most common … Read more

Hyperscale storage

Hyperscale storage is a type of storage system that is designed to scale up or down as needed in order to support the changing needs of an organization. This type of storage system is often used by organizations that have large amounts of data to store, such as businesses that deal with big data or … Read more