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I know that CCISS is the name give to a RAID device that comes from COMPAQ/HP, but why this name? Does it have any meaning?

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my guess:

Compaq Command Interface for SCSI-3 Support

see CCISS Interface Specification http://sourceforge.net/projects/cciss/files/CCISS%20Interface%20Specification/CISS%20Interface%20Specification%20May%202008/OpenCISS_Specification.pdf/download

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There it is! A mystery is solved. –  sysadmin1138 Oct 5 '10 at 16:27

It probably had a meaning inside of HP/Compaq years ago (I imagine deep within the Storage Systems Engineering group), but as far as I can tell, it's never been published.

I've wondered that myself.

"Card-Controlled Integrated System Storage"?

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Command and control interface subsystem?

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Command and Control Interface SubSystem

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