Glossary

Geo-replication

Many innovative online services are used over geographically dispersed sites (e.g. Data Centres). Such dispersed services need a data storage per geo-replication, i.e. the memory is allocated to many locations and replicated. The geographical distribution and...

Geographical Area

The geographical area determines a limit for a data storage location. In general, it comprises (more than) two areas. A geographical area may be limited to the national area or cross-national. In this case, the different tax provisions need to be regarded. Example:...

German Federal Agency for Security in Information Technology (BSI)

The German Federal Office for Information Security (short BSI) is subordinated to the Ministry of the Interior and works as central IT-security office. The authority untertakes fundamental work in the area of IT-security. Apart from it, it publishes the IT-protection...

German Institute for Standardization (DIN)

The German Institute for Standardization (DIN) is the standardisation body in Germany. The association cooperates closely with commerce, industry, science, consumers and authorities in order to develop technical standards for rationalising and quality management. The...

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) by Google is a comprehensive cloud platform that offers many services. It consists of both infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) offerings.

Graphics Board

Current graphics boards are segmented into two parts: the discreet graphics solutions that are built in as plug-in board and the integrated graphic chips that are part of the processor. The discreet graphic cards are more powerful, but they need more space and develop...

Green Grid

TGG (The Green Grid) is a group of chip producers and large IT-companies that dedicate themselves to a sustainable, eco-friendly information technology. The association was founded by IBM, Sun, Hewlett Packard and AMD and develops together with experts...