Computer-assisted translation, (CAT) is a form of language translation in which a human translator uses computer software to support and facilitate the translation process.

The translator has access to a database of already translated sentences. Source text and its corresponding translation is stored in a so called translation memory.

Here is an example:

Proj-164-323 DE-EN-GB_de-DE_en-GB.sdltm : size 182MB

All the TMs have to be stored and represent the value add of a translation agency.

To enable fast, flexible and secure distribution of TMs for translators we use a Software defined Storage Solution (OpenSDS) => OmniOS & Napp-it.

OmniOS with Napp-IT is a greate alternative to enterprise SDS solutions like NexentaStor (nevertheless, both have there usecases).