Preface : Terminology

Terminology
This section provides definitions for Juniper Networks and industry-standard terms that may be unfamiliar to the reader.
Edge cache:
An appliance placed between the Internet and the Web server which caches content (like Java Script, CSS, images, etc.) and delivers them for the server, freeing up the Web server for other processes. Media Flow Controller as an edge cache is effectively a “reverse proxy,” that provides these benefits: reduces the load (network and CPU) on an origin server by servicing previously retrieved content and enhances the user experience due to a decrease in latency.
NIC
Network Interface Controller/Card.
Origin Library
The source of media content.
Origin Server
The media content server. Juniper Networks Media Flow Controller can be configured as an Origin Server as well as an Edge Cache.
SAS
Serial attached SCSI. A data transfer technology designed to move data to and from computer storage devices such as hard drives and tape drives.
SATA
Serial Advanced Technology Attachment. A computer bus technology primarily designed for transfer of data to and from a hard disk.
SSD
Solid-state drive, a storage device using solid-state memory to store persistent data.

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