Data storage compliance and archiving

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  • Server-attached storage threatens SAN/NAS status quo

    The term software-defined storage is tossed around a lot these days, but few people can pin down a definition for server-attached storage. We look at the various products that could fall under that umbrella, describe how they work, and sugg... 

  • The benefits of data archive storage

    Data archiving is firmly entrenched as a storage management best practice. SearchStorage surveys indicate that 70% of companies use some form of archiving for email, file systems, databases or other applications. Archiving yields multiple benefits, s... 

  • deep archive

    A deep archive is a type of data archiving that refers to a storage location for data that will likely never be accessed again, but can't be deleted. 

  • 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. 

  • discoverability

    Discoverability is the capacity of something to be found. The term is used in many different contexts in IT (information technology). 

  • data life cycle management (DLM)

    Data life cycle management (DLM) is a policy-based approach to managing the flow of an information system's data throughout its life cycle: from creation and initial storage to the time when it becomes obsolete and is deleted. 

  • HD-DVD (high-density DVD)

    HD-DVD (high-density DVD) is an optical digital storage medium with a capacity that far exceeds that of standard DVD media... (Continued) 

  • litigation hold (preservation orders or hold orders)

    Litigation hold is a stipulation requiring a company to preserve all data that may relate to a legal action involving the company... (Continued) 

  • UDO (ultra density optical)

    Ultra density optical (UDO) is an optical storage technology that increases capacities by using an extremely focused blue laser to write and read data. 

  • email archiving

    E-mail archiving is a systematic approach to saving and protecting the data contained in an e-mail message so it can be accessed quickly at a later date. In the past, companies often relied on end-users to maintain their own personal e-mail archives.... 

  • archival storage

    In computers, archival storage is storage for data that may not be actively needed but is kept for possible future use or for record-keeping purposes. 

  • DVD-RAM

    DVD-RAM is a DVD(optical disc) technology for high-capacity data storage for computers. 

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  • EMC's Rob Emsley on modern data protection

    Greg Schulz of StorageIO discusses the evolution of modern data protection with Rob Emsley of EMC in this video from EMC World 2014 in Las Vegas. 

  • EDRM: Best practices when preparing for an e-discovery request

    We list the nine stages of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), and tell you why the preservation and collection stage is so important to data storage pros. 

  • Getting started with online email archiving

    Jo Maitand, storage analyst with Forrester Research, discusses the use of online email archiving by SMBs and enterprises, trends in the hosted email archiving arena, how using a hosted email archiving service will affect e-discovery and compliance in... 

  • Email archiving podcast

    Email archiving has become a necessity in every storage shop, no matter the size. Find answers to frequently asked email archiving questions in this podcast with ESG's Brian Babineau. 

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