The term used to describe all data in storage but excludes any data that frequently traverses the network or that which resides in temporary memory. Data at rest includes but is not limited to archived data, data which is not accessed or changed frequently, files stored on hard drives, USB thumb drives, files stored on backup tape and disks, and also files stored off-site or on a storage area network (SAN).
- data at rest protection
Data at rest is subject to threats from hackers and other malicious threats. To prevent this data from being accessed, modified or stolen, organizations will often employ security protection measures such as password protection, data encryption, or a combination of both. The security options used for this type of data are commonly referred to as […]
- data buffer
In printer terminology, the data buffer is the temporary memory on the printer where page information is stored prior to and during the printing process.
- Data Center Tiers
A four tier system that provides a simple and effective means for identifying different data center site infrastructure design topologies. The Uptime Institute’s tiered classification system is an industry standard approach to site infrastructure functionality addresses common benchmarking standard needs. The four tiers, as classified by The Uptime Institute include the following: Tier 1: composed […]
- data cleansing
(1) Also referred to as data scrubbing, the act of detecting and removing and/or correcting a database��s dirty data (i.e., data that is incorrect, out-of-date, redundant, incomplete, or formatted incorrectly). The goal of data cleansing is not just to clean up the data in a database but also to bring consistency to different sets of […]
- Data Compression
Storing data in a format that requires less space than usual. Data compression is particularly useful in communications because it enables devices to transmit or store the same amount of data in fewer bits. There are a variety of data compression techniques, but only a few have been standardized. The CCITT has defined a standard […]