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What is “The Stack” That I Keep Referring To?

What is “The Stack” That I Keep Referring To?

One if the biggest challenges in the IT industry can be the overwhelming use of buzzwords, acronyms, and nomenclature that often leaves us confused as readers, and as writers.

When you have things like VMware VSAN, not to be confused with a VSAN as per Cisco documentation.  Or perhaps the fact that we can’t seem to decide on when and where we should hyphenate hyperconverged (aka hyper converged, hyper-converged), microservices (aka micro-services, micro services).

If you’ve read my content, you will also see the frequent use of what I call “the stack”.  This is the overall description that I refer to every layer within IT from the physical tier, all the way up to the the applications.  The reason that I use this as a general reference is that there has been a blurring of the lines between the different tiers.

Beyond the OSI

The most common “stack” is the OSI layers for networking.  Application, Presentation, Session, Transport, Network, Data Link, Physical:

My stack that is encompassed under “the stack” looks a little bit like this:

Why is there so much Network in “The Stack”

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