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Server

A computer that responds to requests from across the network to provide, or help provide computing services.

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Multi Processor Server

A server with two or more CPU's within a single computer system

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RAID

Redundant Array of Independent Disks. A storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a logical unit to act as one drive. Typically used to prevent data loss in case of drive failure.

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HUB

A multi port repeater for network traffic that allows for communication between multiple computers (no longer used, they have been replaced by switches) Works good for 3 - 5 computers not high # of computers.

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Switch

An intelligent multi-port repeater for network traffic that allows for communication between multiple computers simultaneously. Acts as the middle man, isolates conversation.

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Router

A network device that transfers data packets between networks. Allows local data to stay local, exterior data to stay exterior.

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Modem

A device that converts one communication technology to another

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Firewall

A software or hardware based security solution that controls incoming and outgoing traffic to a computer or network

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LAN

Local area network, a network that is connect with on premise hardware

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WAN

Wide area network, a network that is connected via the internet (century link, comcast, etc.)

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ISP -

Internet Service Provider, a business or organization that offers usser access to the internet and related services.

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TCP/IP

transmission control protocol, defines how the data neets to be formatted to be transmitted over the internet. General language accepted world wide.

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VPN

virtual private network, extends a private network across public network, such as the internet.

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Client Server

A computing architecture where a client software running a workstation connects to a server to provide fully functional software product.

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Thin Client

Used in Citrix Situation. A Computer or computer program which depends on some other computer to fulfill it's role.

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Remote processing

usually associated with thin client technology where the user may have an application open but the processing for that application is not happening on the local machine.

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Remote Access Software

Allows the user to access company servers and data from remote offices.