An access control list is a list of permissions attached to an object.


An application programming interface is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software and applications.


Amazon Web Services, a subsidiary of, offers a suite of cloud-computing services that make up an on-demand computing platform.


Classless inter-domain routing is a set of IP standards that is used to create unique identifiers for networks and individual devices. The IP addresses allow particular information packets to be sent to specific computers


Canonical Name Record or Alias Record is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System (DNS), that specifies that one domain name is an alias of another canonical domain name. Any system hosting a Web site must have an IP address in order to be connected to the World Wide Web.


The Domain Name System is a hierarchical and decentralized naming system for computers, services, or other resources connected to the Internet or a private network.

Hedvig Storage Cluster

A Hedvig Storage Cluster is an elastic cluster, formed by using any type of commodity server(s).

Hedvig Storage Cluster Node

A Hedvig Storage Cluster Node is an individual commodity server running Hedvig Storage Service software.

Hedvig Storage Proxy

A Hedvig Storage Proxy is a lightweight software component that deploys at the application tier as a virtual machine or Docker container, or on bare metal, to provide storage access to any physical host or virtual machine in the application tier. The storage proxy presents block, file, and object (Amazon S3) storage access to app hosts, accelerates read performance with flash caching, drives efficiency with deduplication, and secures data with encryption.


A software development kit is typically a set of software development tools that allows the creation of applications for a certain software package, software framework, hardware platform, computer system, video game console, operating system, or similar development platform.


Amazon S3 (simple storage service) is an online file storage web service.