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  • Buyer’s checklist on storage for big data applications

    The attributes of big data applications are often described as the four Vs: volume, velocity, variety and variability. Taken singly, any one of those traits would pose a serious challenge to traditional storage systems; when combined, they force a re... 

  • E-book: Focus on virtual machine storage

    Virtualization puts new demands on storage, so whether you opt for FC, iSCSI or NAS, storage will be a key factor for your virtual environment. Read this e-book for expert tips and suggestions on managing storage for virtual servers and virtual deskt... 

  • cold storage

    Cold storage is the retention of inactive data that an organization rarely, if ever, expects to access. 

  • illumos

    Illumos is a free, open source operating system (OS) developed as a fork of Unix-based OpenSolaris, the open source community-built derivative of the Solaris OS. 

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform is Red Hat's supported distribution of OpenStack. 

  • data retention

    Data retention, also called records retention, is the continued storage of an organization's data for compliance or business reasons.  

  • SATA controller

    A SATA controller handles how hard drives are connected to a computer's motherboard. 

  • helium hard drive

    A helium drive is a hard disk that exploits the characteristic lightness of that gas to increase the medium’s potential speed and storage density. Potential speed and density are increased because helium, which is less dense than air, creates less d... 

  • hot data

    Hot data is a reference to data that is accessed the most by an organization. 

  • Express Bay

    Express Bay is an externally accessible storage slot that is designed to accept a high-performance PCI Express (PCIe) solid-state drive (SSD), 

  • open source storage

    Open source storage is any storage system that is based on an open source platform -- software with source code made available to the general public, often free or inexpensive, and created by a public collaboration. 

  • ZFS

    ZFS is a local file system and logical volume manager created by Sun Microsystems Inc. for highly scalable storage. 

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About Data center storage

Data center storage is important to enterprise organizations. Find the latest news and resources about effective data center management in this topic section.