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  • application-aware storage

    Application-aware storage is a storage system with built-in intelligence about relevant applications and their utilization patterns... (Continued) 

  • storage consolidation

    Storage consolidation, also called storage convergence is a method of centralizing data storage among multiple servers. 

  • data classification

    Data classification is the categorization of data for its most effective and efficient use... 

  • USB drive

    A USB drive -- also known as a flash drive or keychain drive -- is a plug-and-play portable storage device that uses flash memory and is lightweight enough to attach to a key chain. 

  • Secure Digital card (SD card)

    A Secure Digital (SD) card is a tiny memory card used to make storage portable among various devices, such as car navigation systems, cellular phones, eBooks, PDAs, smartphones, digital cameras, music players, camcorders, and personal computers...(Co... 

  • storage provisioning

    Storage provisioning is the process of assigning storage, usually in the form of server disk drive space, in order to optimize the performance of a storage area network (SAN)...(Continued) 

  • storage medium

    In computers, a storage medium is any technology (including devices and materials) used to place, keep, and retrieve data. 

  • DASD (direct access storage device)

    Direct access storage device (DASD, pronounced DAZ-dee), is a general term for magnetic disk storage devices. The term has historically been used in the mainframe and minicomputer (mid-range computer) environments. 

  • Virtual File Allocation Table (VFAT)

    Virtual File Allocation Table (VFAT) is the part of the Windows 95 and later operating system that handles long file names, which otherwise could not be handled by the original file allocation table file allocation table (FAT) programming. 

  • storage virtualization

    Storage virtualization is the apparent pooling of data from multiple storage devices, even different types of storage devices, into what appears to be a single device that is managed from a central console.