All-Flash Array – a high-speed storage device consisting of just flash technology; it does not use HDDs to store data Application consistent – ensures that at a given point in time all updates to stored data have been applied; the alternative is crash consistent which can result in partial updates as some data is still in memory Applications – typical applications that need to be stored and protected include Microsoft Exchange, SQL and SharePoint, Oracle (Database) and SAP Asynchronous – a form of replication that results in the secondary copy lagging behind the primary (i.e. by 15 minutes) Backup – the process of taking a copy of an application and its data, either to disk, tape or cloud storage, so that the complete Continue reading