1. This is a way of storing the same data in different places on multiple disks.
Answer 2. This technology is a high-speed special-purpose network that interconnects different kinds of data storage devices with associated data servers on behalf of a larger network of users.
Answer 3. This is a unique identifier used on a SCSI bus that enables it to differentiate between up to eight separate devices.
Answer 4. This is a new standard to connecting hard drives into computer systems.
Answer 5. This circuit board and/or integrated circuit adapter provides input/output (I/O) processing and physical connectivity between a server and a storage device.
Answer 6. This is a plug-and-play portable storage device that uses flash memory and is lightweight enough to attach to a key chain.
Answer 7. This Internet Protocol (IP)-based storage networking standard for linking data storage facilities was developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
Answer 8. This is a storage system in which all the data in an enterprise is backed up whenever any change is made.
Answer 9. This technology transmits data between computer devices at data rates of up to 4 Gbps (and 10 Gbps in the near future).
Answer 10. This is the assignment of different categories of data to different types of storage media in order to reduce total storage cost.
Answer 11. Sometimes referred to as a business process contingency plan, this describes how an organization is to deal with potential disasters.
Answer 12. This is a method used in accessing computer peripheral devices that employs a serial (one bit at a time) means of digital data transfer over thin cables.
Answer 13. This is an archival storage technology that makes it possible to save data as if it were being stored on tape.
Answer 14. This is a comprehensive approach to managing the flow of an information system's data and associated metadata from creation and initial storage to the time when it becomes obsolete and is deleted.
Answer 15. This is the activity of copying files or databases so that they will be preserved in case of equipment failure or other catastrophe.
Answer 16. This technology is a method of providing fast access to fixed content (data that is not expected to be updated) by assigning it a permanent place on a disk.
Answer 17. This is the process of making a replica or copy of something.
Answer 18. This is the creation of a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, such as an operating system, a server, a storage device or network resources.
Answer 19. This is a method of offsite data storage in which files, folders, or the entire contents of a hard drive are regularly backed up on a remote server or computer with a network connection.
Answer 20. This is an approach to computer storage backup and archiving in which data is initially copied to backup storage on a disk storage system and then periodically copied again to a tape storage system (or possible to an optical storage system).
Answer 21. This hard disk storage is set up with its own network address rather than being attached to the department computer that is serving applications to a network's workstation users.
Answer 22. This is a measure of computer storage capacity and is 2 to the 40th power or approximately a thousand billion bytes.
Answer 23. This storage technology makes it possible to access a remote data center as though it were local.
Answer 24. This is a categorization of data for its most effective and efficient use.
Answer 25. This is a form of magnetic tape and drive system used for computer data storage and archiving.
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This was first published in December 2006