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back-end

(programming)
Any software performing either the final stage in a process, or a task not apparent to the user. A common usage is in a compiler. A compiler's back-end generates machine language and performs optimisations specific to the machine's architecture.

The term can also be used in the context of network applications. E.g. "The back-end of the system handles socket protocols".

Contrast front end.
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InSpeed Embedded Storage Switches have now become the industry standard for connecting disk drives in the back-end of storage systems.
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The switched storage architecture back-end makes perfect sense; but much beyond that, I think it is a "time will tell" kind of thing.
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