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Barracuda Backup

Glossary

vertical cloud

A cloud computing environment optimized for use and built around the compliance needs of specialized industries such as healthcare, financial services, and government operations.

virtual network computing

Graphical software that enables you to remotely control another computer, independent of platform.

virtualization

Allows multiple guest virtual machines (VM) to run on a host operating system. Guest VMs can run on one or more levels above the host hardware, depending on the type of virtualization.

VLAN
  • Also known as: Virtual Local Area Network, VLAN Interface

Any broadcast domain that is partitioned and isolated in a computer network at the data link layer (OSI layer 2). The physical interface behaves like several interfaces, and the switch behaves like multiple switches.

VM
  • Also known as: virtual machine

An emulation of a computer system that is based on computer architectures and provides functionality of a physical computer. For example, the Barracuda NextGen Firewall Azure can be deployed as a virtual machine in the Microsoft Azure cloud.

VMware

A software company that provides cloud and virtualization software and services, incuding vSphere.

vSphere Client

An enhanced suite of tools for cloud computing utilizing VMware ESX/ESXi. Includesthe VMWare vCenter server and the vSphere client.

vStorage APIs for Data Protection

VMware API that backs up and restores vSphere virtual machines.

Vx

Specifies virtual model of a Barracuda products. For example, Barracuda Web Application Firewall 460 Vx.

WAN
  • Also known as: Wide Area Network, WLAN

A network connecting devices separated by large geographical distances, often joining multiple local access networks (LANs). 

WAN IP address
  • Also known as: wide area network IP

IP address used to connect your WAN to the Internet. It is shared by all devices in the WAN. 

Web 2.0

Term for a second generation of the World Wide Web, focused on the ability for people to collaborate and share information online. Web 2.0 describes World Wide Web sites that emphasize user-generated content, usability, and interoperability.

web interface
  • Also known as: Web UI

Web-based user interface.

web server

A computer system that processes requests via HTTP, the basic network protocol used to distribute information on the web.

WebDAV
  • Also known as: Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning

Extension of HTTP that enables clients to perform remote web content authoring operations. 

Wi-Fi

A technology for wireless local area networking with devices based on the IEEE 802.11 standards.