Initially, in the realm of programming languages, snarf meant to grab a large document or file and use it without the author’s permission. Since the development of UNIX, the UNIX community — since there is not the same sense of proprietary ownership as there is in the commercial computer industry because it is based on an open source idea — uses the term to mean the acquisition of a file or set of files across a network. It is a command line resource grabber, transferring files through the HTTP, gopher, finger and FTP protocols without user interaction.
(1) The capacity of a device to hold and retain data. (2) Short for mass storage.
- Storage Device
A device capable of storing data. The term usually refers to mass storage devices, such as disk and tape drives.
- Storage Management
The term storage management encompasses the technologies and processes organizations use to maximize or improve the performance of their data storage resources. It is a broad category that includes virtualization, replication, mirroring, security, compression, traffic analysis, process automation, storage provisioning and related techniques. By some estimates, the amount of digital information stored in the world’s […]
- Storage Networking
Storage networking is the practice of linking together storage devices and connecting them to other IT networks. Storage networks provide a centralized repository for digital data that can be accessed by many users, and they use high-speed connections to provide fast performance. It’s most common to find storage networks in enterprise settings, although some vendors […]
- storage optimization
The phrase used to describe the implementation and management of tiered storage solutions to obtain a lower cost per capacity across a corporation or enterprise. Storage optimization is an Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) strategy. See “Storage Strategies Made Simple” in the Did You Know…? section of