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  • enterprise data replication (EDR)

    Enterprise data replication (EDR) is the process of copying or moving enterprise data from one storage system to another. EDR began as database replication, when it involved moving a set of data from one database to another database of the same kind.... 

  • cache algorithm

    A cache algorithm is a detailed list of instructions that decides which items should be discarded in a computer's cache of information. 

  • 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. 

  • data migration

    Data migration is the process of transferring data between data storage systems, data formats or computer systems. 

  • pNFS (Parallel NFS)

    The Parallel Network File System (pNFS) is part of the NFS v4.1 protocol that allows compute clients to access storage devices directly and in parallel. 

  • storage capacity planning

    The goal of storage capacity planning is to predict how much storage an organization will require so that just enough disk space can be purchased to meet the needs of users and applications. 

  • charge-coupled device (CCD)

    A charge-coupled device (CCD) is a light-sensitive integrated circuit that stores and displays the data for an image in such a way that each pixel (picture element) in the image is converted into an electical charge the intensity of which is related ... 

  • virtual memory

    Virtual Memory is a feature of an operating system that enables a process to use a memory RAM address space that is independent of other processes running in the same system, and use a space that is larger than the actual amount of RAM present, tempo... 

  • MAID (massive array of idle disks)

    MAID (massive array of idle disks) is a storage technology in which only those disk drives in active use are spinning at any given time... 

  • wide-area file services (WAFS)

    Wide-area file services (WAFS) is a storage technology that makes it possible to access a remote data center as though it were local. Among other benefits, WAFS enables businesses, academic institutions, and government agencies having numerous branch...