Data Center Acronyms and Definition

Every industry has their own terminology. Here are data center related acronym


ACAE Air Conditioning Airflow Efficiency
AHU Air Handling Unit
AMS Asset Management System
BC Business Continuity
BCM Branch Circuit Monitoring
BCP Business Continuity Plan
BIA  Business Impact Analysis
BSM Business Service Management
BTO  Business Technology Optimization
C/H Cooling/ Heating
CAC Cold Aisle Containment
CADE Corporate Annual Data Center Efficiency
CapEx Capital Expense
CDP Continuous Data Protection
CFD computational fluid dynamics
CI Continuous Integration
COP Coefficient of Performance
CR Computer Room
CRAC Computer room air conditioner
CRAH Computer Room Air Handler
CSI Cold Supply Infiltration index
CUE Carbon Usage Effectiveness
DC Data Center
DCiE Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency
D/H Dehumidifying/ Humidifying
DLM Data Lifecycle Management
DR Disaster Recovery
EAI Enterprise Application Integration
EaaS Everything-as-a-Service
EFC Equivalent Full Cabinets
FSA File System Archiving
HAC Hot Aisle Containment
HPDC High Performance Data Center
HVAC Heating,Ventilation and Air Conditioning
IaaS Infrastructure-as-a-Service
ILM Information Life Cycle
ILM/DLM Information and Data Lifecycle Management
IT Information Technology
ITIL Information Technology Infrastructure Library
ITSM Information Technology Service Management
MDLP  Managed Data Loss Prevention
MECC Managed Event Collection and Correlation
MERV Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value
MIPS Managed Intrusion Prevention Services
MS Managed Services
MUTM Managed Unified Threat Management
NEBS Network Equipment Building System
NIMS National Incident Management Systems
NOC Network Operations Center
OpEx Operating Expense
Paas Platform-as-a-Service
PDU Power Distribution Unit
PMP Project Management Professional
PUE Power Usage Effectiveness
RAH Recirculation Air Handler
RMF Raised Metal Floor
RPO Recovery Point Objective
RPP Remote Power Panel
RTO Recovery Time Objective
RTU RoofTop Unit
RU Rack Unit
SaaS Software-as-a-Service
SLA Service Level Agreement
UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply
VDC Virtual Data Center
VM Virtual Machine
VPN Virtual Private Network
WUE Water Usage Effectiveness

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