It's all about SAN storage terms and glossary.

AL_PA

Arbitrated Loop Physical Address

ANSI

American National Standards Institute

API

Application Programming Interface

ASIC

Application Specific Integrated Circuit

ASCII

American Standard Code for Information Interchange

BBR

Bad Block Replacement

BIOS

Basic Input Output System

CIFS

Common Internet File System

CDFS

Compact Disc File System

CLI

Command Line Interface

Cluster

A group of servers that together act as a single system and enabling High Availability and load balancing.

DAS

Direct Attached Storage

DBMS

Database Management System

DFS

Distributed File System

Disaster Recovery

Recovery from the loss of a complete site due to malicious intent or natural disaster.

DLM

Dynamic Link Manager

DLT

Digital Linear Tape

D_ID

Destination Identifier

DRIM

Data Replication Manager or Digital Rights Management

EBCDIC

Extended Binary-Coded Decimal Interchange Code

ENSA

Enterprise Network Storage Architecture

E_Port

Expansion Port, also known as an ISL (Inter-Switch Link)

ESCON

Enterprise Systems Connection, Slowly being replace by a newer Technology, FICON.

FC-AL

Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop

FCP

Fibre Channel Protocol

FCIA

Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop

FCP

Fibre Channel Protocl

FCIA

Fiber Channel Industry Association

FC-IP

Fibre Channel over IP

FC-SW

Fibre Channel Switched

FRS

File Replication Service

FLOGI

Fabric Login

FQDN

Fully Qualified Domain Name

Gb

Gigabit. Data travelling at the speed of 1 billion bits per second.

GB

Gigabyte. 1000 megabytes of data, or 1000 million bits.

GBIC

Gigabit Interface Converter

GLM

Gigbaud Link Module

HA

High Availability

HASH

A common industry term of a mathematical representation of data used for encryption or data deduplication.

HBA

Host Bus Adapter

HSM

Hierarchical Storage Management

HTTP

HyperText Transfer Protocol

IDE

Integrated Drive Electronics

IETF

Internet Engineering Task Force, the body handling Internet Standards

iFCP

Internet Fiber Channel Protocol

ILM

Information Lifecycle Management

I/O

Input/Output

IOPS

I/O Operation Per Second

ISL

Inter-Switch Link

iSCSI

Internet SCSI

IT

Information Technology

JBOD

Just a Bunch of Disks. The Storage without RAID protection.

JITS

Just-in-Time Storage. A storage array that can provide more capacity instantly.

Kb

Kilobit (1000 bits, Kbps stands for kilobits per second)

KB

Kilobyte (1 kilobyte is approx 8000 kilobits)

LAN

Local Area Network

LC

Lucent Connector

LIP

Loop Initialization Protocol

L_Port

Loop Port. A port on a hub device running the FC-AL protocol.

LUN

Logical Unit Number

MAN

Metropolitan Area Network. Spans a single metropolitan area only.

Mb

Megabit (1 Million bits of information)

MB

Megabyte (1 Million bytes of data; 1 byte = 8 megabytes)

MIA

Media Interface Adapter

MIB

Management Information Base

MTBF

Mean Time between Failures determines the reliability of electronic components.

MTU

Maximum Transfer Unit.

NAS

Network Attached Storage

NDMP

Network Data Management Protocol

NAS

Network File System

NIC

Network Interface Card

NTFS

NT File System; used to store data on Windows System.

OSI

Open Systems Interconnection

PCI

Peripheral Component Interconnect

PLOGI

Port Login

POOL

Common Virtualization term for a collection of storage having similar capabilities

QoS

Quality of Service

RAID

Redundant Array of Independent (or Inexpensive) Disks.

RAS

Reliability, Availability, Serviceability

RAM

Random Access Memory

RAW

An unformatted disk partition or file system

RFC

Request for comments

ROI

Return on Investment

ROM

Read only Memory

R/W

Read/Write

SAN

Storage Area Network

SCSI

Small Computer System Interface

SIR

Single Instance Repository

SLA

Service Level Agreement

SMB

Server Message Block (Protocol)

SNIA

Storage Network Industry Association

SNMP

Simple Network Management Protocol

SRDF

Synchronous Remote Data Facility

SRM

Storage Resource Management

T11

Group that developing standards for the Fiber Channel Industry.

TPM

Transactions per minute

TPC

Transaction Performance Council

UDP

User Datagram Protocol

Unix

A Server Operating System

UTP

Unshielded Twisted Pair; A cable type used in Ethernet Networks.

UUID

Universal Unique Identifier

VDS

Virtual Disk Service

VI

Virtual Interface

VLAN

Virtual Local Area Network

VSAN

Virtual Storage Area Network

VSS

Volume Shadow Copy Service

WAN

Wide Area Network

WDM

Wave Division Multiplexing

WWN

World Wide Name