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  • read cache

    A read cache is a computer storage component that temporarily keeps a copy of data from a slower permanent storage location in order to accelerate the fulfillment of future requests for the data. 

  • Ceph

    Ceph is an open source software designed to provide highly scalable object-, block- and file-based storage under a unified system. Ceph storage clusters are designed to run on commodity hardware, using an algorithm called CRUSH (Controlled Replicatio... 

  • file storage

    File storage, also called file-level storage, or file-based storage is a type of storage that stores data in a hierarchical structure. 

  • block storage

    Block storage is a type of data storage typically used in storage-area network (SAN) environments where data is stored in volumes, also referred to as blocks. 

  • Cinder (OpenStack Block Storage)

    Cinder is the code name for the open source project to develop OpenStack Block Storage, the block-based storage component of the OpenStack cloud computing platform. 

  • Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA)

    The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) is an international organization whose goal is to help its members promote Fibre Channel (FC) technology. 

  • XAM (eXtensible Access Method)

    XAM (eXtensible Access Method) is a standard that makes it easier to manage fixed content by freeing data from dependencies on location, applications and storage devices. 

  • dark storage

    Dark storage is allocated but unused storage capacity. Although configured and mapped to servers, dark storage is not presented as file systems or volumes to users and applications. 

  • object storage device (OSD)

    An object-based storage device or object storage device (OBSD or OSD) is a computer storage system that organizes data into containers called objects that a user or application determines are related. The objects reside in a flat address space where ... 

  • capacity sprawl

    Capacity sprawl, in a storage context, is a situation in which multiple, under-utilized or badly managed storage media occupy more overall space than can be justified by actual need.