Glossary

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SAN

Storage Area Network


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SAS

Serial Attached SCSI


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SATA

Serial Advanced Technology Attachment – Interface for connecting storage devices to a computer


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SMB

Server Message Block sometimes called Samba Also Known as Windows Share or CIFS


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Solaris

A Unix Operating system made by SUN Microsystems and now owned by Oracle.


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Speculative Execution

Speculative execution is when a system performs a function it does not need to.  This is done of the system speculates or expects that it will need to do it in the future. This is done to save time in the future since it allows more to be done in parallel.


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SSH

Abbreviation for Secure Shell – Tool Similar to Telnet and remote shell commands allowing for secure communications and file transfers between computers.