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SAP (now SAP SE) is one of the largest vendors of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and is currently headquartered in Walldorf, Germany. The acronym SAP stands for Systems, Applications […]

SAP Applications

SAP applications are business software products built by SAP SE, one of the largest vendors of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software in the world. Each software component and application in […]

SAP Business Suite

The SAP Business Suite software is an integrated set of products and applications that support many essential business processes that are common to large and mid-size organizations. The foundation of […]


SAP HANA (High-Speed Analytical Appliance) is an in-memory database platform developed by SAP SE that can be deployed on premises or in the cloud. It uses in-memory computing to store […]

SAP in 2025

SAP in 2025 refers to a maintenance and enterprise support commitment announced by the SAP SE company on October 14, 2014. The company offered its SAP Business Suite customers a […]

SAP NetWeaver

SAP NetWeaver is the technical foundation for many enterprise applications from software company SAP SE. It can be used as an application server for supplier relationship management (SRM), customer relationship […]


SAP S/4HANA is an abbreviation of SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software package. Organizations use SAP S/4HANA to integrate and manage business functions – […]


Scalability is the ability for IT systems – such as applications, storage, databases and networking – to continue to function properly when changed in size or volume. It often refers […]

Scale-Out Growth

Scale out is a data storage growth method that adds new resources (horizontal growth) rather than increasing the capacity of current resources (vertical growth or scale up). For example, in […]

Scale-Up Growth

Scale up is a data storage growth method that increases the capacity of current resources. Scale up or vertical growth is an older growth method designed to leverage existing storage […]

Security Hardening

Security hardening, also called system hardening, is the process of reducing the vulnerability of a computer system to make it more secure. The more functions a system performs, the more […]

Server Virtualization

Server virtualization is a technique that gets more use out of a physical server by partitioning it into many small, virtual servers by using virtualization software. Each virtual server behaves […]

Software Patch

A software patch is an update to an existing software program that is inserted into the code as a temporary fix before the next full release of the program. Patches […]


Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a category of cloud computing that delivers applications over the Internet. A SaaS provider hosts the applications and makes them available to its subscribers. Email, sales management, […]

Software-Defined Infrastructure

Software-defined infrastructure (SDI) combines software-defined compute (SDC), software-defined networking (SDN) and software defined storage (SDS) into a fully software-defined data center (SDDC). A software-defined data center is an IT facility where infrastructure […]

Software-Defined Networking

Software-defined networking (SDN) is a computer platform that creates a centralized and programmable logical network. Unlike conventional, hierarchical networks that rely on several vendor-specific devices and protocols for packet delivery, […]

Software-Defined Storage

Software-defined storage (SDS) is a computer platform that creates a virtualized network of storage resources by separating the management software from its underlying storage hardware. SDS resources may be spread […]

Storage Area Network

A storage area network (SAN) is a dedicated high-speed computer network that connects storage devices with servers. SANs can deliver shared pools of storage to multiple servers, on or off […]

Storage Hypervisor

A storage hypervisor is a supervisory program that manages multiple pools of consolidated storage as virtual resources. It treats all the storage hardware it manages as generic, even dissimilar and […]

Storage Management

Storage management refers to the software and processes that improve the performance of data storage resources. It may include network virtualization, replication, mirroring, security, compression, deduplication, traffic analysis, process automation, […]

Storage Resource Management (SRM)

Storage resource management (SRM) is the software used to manage storage networks and devices in order to optimize the efficiency and capacity of storage hardware. SRM usually allocates storage capacity […]

Storage Solutions

Storage solutions are ways to save or archive computer data in electromagnetic, optical, digital or other formats. Data may be stored on premises, on external drives, on remote devices, on […]


A supercomputer is a computer with a high level of performance compared to a general-purpose computer. Performance of a supercomputer is measured in floating-point operations per second (FLOPS) instead of […]

System Replication

System replication is an IT strategy for business continuity, high availability and disaster recovery. It involves the sharing of identical information or tasks (replicas) between redundant resources to improve reliability, […]


A System-on-a-Chip (SoC) is an integrated chip or circuit that combines all of the various components of a computer or other system.  This might include such things as the CPU, […]

Systems Management

Systems management is the management of all IT systems across the entire enterprise, and is directed by the chief information officer (CIO) and/or the chief technology officer (CTO). Systems management […]