A network addressing and routing methodology in which a single destination address has multiple routing paths to two or multiple endpoint destinations. Routers will select the desired path on the basis of the number of hops, distance, lowest cost, latency measurements or based on the least congested route


Application Program Interface, a range of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. APIs specify how software components should interact and are used for programming graphical user interface (GUI) components.

Application Acceleration

Application that improves application performance utilizing methods such as compression, caching and transmission control protocol (TCP) optimization. It is a common feature in an application delivery controller (ADC) to improve response time over network connections.

Application Delivery

A computer network device in a datacenter, usually included in an application delivery network that helps perform common tasks, like those executed by web accelerators to remove load from the web servers themselves.

Application Delivery Controller

A computer network device in a datacenter, often part of an application delivery network (ADN), that contributes in tasks performance, like those done by web accelerators to remove load from the web servers themselves.

Big Data

A field that treats ways to analyze, systematically extract information from, or otherwise deal with data sets that are too large or complex to be dealt with by traditional data-processing application software.


An HTTP header used to specify browser caching policies in both client requests and server responses. Policies include how and where a resource is cached, and its maximum age before expiring.


The process of storing data in a cache. A cache is a temporary storage space. For instance, the files one automatically requests from a user by looking at a Web page are stored on their hard disk in a cache subdirectory under the directory for their browser.

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