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Vol. 2 No. 7 September 2003

Dark storage

Dark storage: Storage that isn't populated by data, be it allocated or unallocated. Coined by storage management startup, MonoSphere, Redwood City, CA, the term is clearly an allusion to the telecommunication world's dark fiber--fiber optic cabling that doesn't have any data traveling over it.

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Features in this issue

  • Where tape belongs

    by  David Braue

    Ignore the industry babble about whether tape is dead or not: Tape is here to stay. But with the advantages of new low-cost disk systems--especially for fast restoration--tape's role in backup will likely change. The upshot: You'll likely be using your libraries differently.

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