Data storage compliance and regulations Definitions

  • A

    archival storage

    In computers, archival storage is storage for data that may not be actively needed but is kept for possible future use or for record-keeping purposes.

  • archive

    In enterprise data storage, an archive is a collection of infrequently accessed data that needs to be stored for long periods of time to meet backup and compliance requirements.

  • C

    cold storage

    Cold storage is a computer system designed for retaining inactive data, such as information required for regulatory compliance, at low cost and high efficiency.

  • D

    data life cycle management (DLM)

    Data life cycle management (DLM) is a policy-based approach to managing the flow of an information system's data throughout its life cycle: from creation and initial storage to the time when it becomes obsolete and is deleted.

  • deep archive

    A deep archive is a type of data archiving that refers to a storage location for data that will likely never be accessed again, but can't be deleted.

  • DVD (digital video disk)

    DVD is an optical disc technology with a 4.7 gigabyte storage capacity on a single-sided, one-layered disk, which is enough for a 133-minute movie.

  • DVD Forum

    The DVD Forum is an international organization made up of companies using or manufacturing digital versatile disc (DVD)-related products.

  • DVD-Audio (DVD-A)

    DVD-Audio (DVD-A) is a Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) format, developed by Panasonic, that is specifically designed to hold audio data, and particularly, high-quality music.

  • DVD-RAM

    DVD-RAM is a DVD(optical disc) technology for high-capacity data storage for computers.

  • E

    email archiving

    Email archiving (also spelled e-mail archiving) is a systematic approach to saving and protecting the data contained in email messages to enable fast retrieval.

  • H

    HD-DVD (high-density DVD)

    HD-DVD (high-density DVD) is an optical digital storage medium with a capacity that far exceeds that of standard DVD media... (Continued)

  • HD-ROM (High-Density - Read Only Memory)

    HD-ROM (High-Density - Read Only Memory) is a high-capacity storage technology developed at Norsam Technologies in conjunction with an IBM research group that enables a disk to store hundreds of times as much information as a CD-ROM. HD-ROM uses a very narrow, finely-focused particle beam (charged gallium ions) to write data.

  • L

    litigation hold (preservation orders or hold orders)

    Litigation hold is a stipulation requiring a company to preserve all data that may relate to a legal action involving the company... (Continued)

  • N

    nearline storage

    Nearline storage is the on-site storage of data on removable media.

  • S

    secondary storage

    Secondary storage is used to protect inactive data written from a primary storage array to a nonvolatile tier of disk, flash or tape.

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