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Definition - What does Moby mean?

The term “moby” in IT can mean several different things. It is used to describe monolithic systems, impressive advancements or even above-average hacking skills. The common thread is that the term “moby,” mostly derived from Herman Melville's novel “Moby Dick,” is used to indicate something that is extremely big or important.

Techopedia explains Moby

One example of the use of “moby” is in describing a big hacking effort or a technology that is bigger and more impressive than its predecessors. Somebody might speak of a world-class security hack as a “moby” or talk about a big new computer as a “moby board.” In choosing devices or hardware, someone might say “give me a moby” to indicate they want the biggest one available. When a larger unit of memory storage becomes available, for example, when hardware storage moves from gigabytes to terabytes, the terabyte-level storage device or technology might be seen as a moby, because it is so much bigger than what was available before.

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