Users: We define concurrent users
as the number of users actually logged into the system at
any one moment in time. Thus, you may have 500 people who
can use DataPipe, however if at any one moment in time, if
only 20 people are ever logged in, then you would get a 20
concurrent user system.
The DataPipe license fee is a one time 99 year license.
Please refer to the DataPipe license agreement for more
detailed information. If you add modules or concurrent
users to your current system you would recalculate the new
total license fee and pay the difference between that and
what you have already paid. (not including any system
build fees or other applicable service fees).
Fee: The DataPipe maintenance and
support fee is an annual fee for staying on the support
plan as defined by the DataPipe maintenance and support
agreement. This fee is usually a percentage of the
total current license fee and is paid at the beginning of
the year annually. in 2007, the fee was 15% of the
current license fee for your system. Check with
DataPipe USA for the current percentage.
Framework: The programming model of the
.NET environment for building, deploying, and running
Web-based applications, smart client applications, and XML
Web services. The .NET Framework provides the core
services of .NET, similar to the Windows API in that it
can be used by many Windows-based programs.
Directory (AD): A Microsoft product that
allows organizations to centrally manage and share
information on network resources and users while acting as
the central authority for security.
Also known as presentation tier. A logical
layer of a distributed system that typically presents data
to and processes input from the user, sometimes referred
to as the front end. Usually, the client tier requests
data from a server based on input, and then formats and
displays the result.
Runtime (CLR): The common language
runtime is responsible for run time services such as
language integration, security enforcement, memory,
process, and thread management.
Language (DDL): A language for creating,
altering and dropping data objects and integrity rules.
A logical layer that represents a computer
running a DBMS, such as a SQL Server database, Oracle or
Administrator (DBA): An individual
responsible for the design, development, operation,
safeguarding, maintenance, and use of a database.
Application: A program written so that
the processing can be divided across multiple computers
over a network. Typically, a distributed application is
divided into presentation, business logic, and data store
layers, or tiers.
Information Server (IIS): Microsoft’s web
Installer (MSI): A Microsoft technology
for installing, repairing, updating and uninstalling
Also known as application server or business
logic tier. The logical layer between a user interface or
Web client and the database. This is typically where the
web server resides, and where business objects are
instantiated. The middle tier is a collection of business
rules and functions that generate and operate upon
information. They accomplish this through business rules,
which can change frequently, and are thus encapsulated
into components that are physically separate from the
application logic itself.
OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Act
was created in 1970. Its goal was to assure safe and
healthful working conditions for all working Americans.
The OSHA compliance requirements produced from this act
have resulted in occupational health and safety standards
that apply to private sector employers. Please click
here for a specific glossary
of terms related to OSHA compliance.
Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (often shortened to SOX) is
legislation enacted in response to the high-profile Enron
and WorldCom financial scandals to protect shareholders
and the general public from accounting errors and
fraudulent practices in the enterprise. The act is
administered by the Securities and Exchange Commission
(SEC), which sets deadlines for compliance and publishes
rules on requirements. Sarbanes-Oxley is not a set of
business practices and does not specify how a business
should store records; rather, it defines which records are
to be stored and for how long. The legislation not only
affects the financial side of corporations, but also
affects the IT departments whose job it is to store a
corporation's electronic records. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
states that all business records, including electronic
records and electronic messages, must be saved for "not
less than five years." The consequences for non-compliance
are fines, imprisonment, or both. IT departments are
increasingly faced with the challenge of creating and
maintaining a corporate records archive in a
cost-effective fashion that satisfies the requirements put
forth by the legislation.
The ability to grow by adding
instances/computers to provide acceptable service levels.
Scale Up: The
ability to continue to grow within a single computer and
continue to provide acceptable service levels.
Simple Object Access Protocol. Provides a simple
and lightweight mechanism for exchanging structured and
typed information between peers in a decentralized,
distributed environment using XML.
HTTP is a stateless protocol, which means that
it does not automatically indicate whether a sequence of
requests is all from the same client or even whether a
single browser instance is still actively viewing a page
or site. As a result, building Web applications that need
to maintain some cross-request state information (shopping
carts, user information, and so on) can be extremely
challenging without additional infrastructure help.
Management Software (SMS): A Microsoft
product that delivers cost-effective, scalable change and
configuration management for Microsoft Windows®–based
desktop and server systems.
(v-root, application root): When setting
up a web application, the starting point directory on a
A collection of multiple web servers that can
run the same web application across different Web Servers
and distribute the load evenly across the Web Servers.
One web server with multiple Processors which
can run multiple instances of the web server worker