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
- storage testing
In software development, storage testing is a part of the development test cycle that ensures the software program stores data files in correct directories and that it reserves enough space to prevent termination on a system.
- Storage Virtualization
Storage virtualization is the amalgamation of multiple network storage devices into what appears to be a single storage unit. Storage virtualization is usually implemented via software applications and often used in SAN (storage area network), a high-speed subnetwork of shared storage devices, and makes tasks such as archiving, back-up, and recovery easier and faster. A […]